Report: Apple developing a Flash alternative

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  1. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

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  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I feel like if people confuse "a client-side, standards-based framework for rich Internet apps." with Flash, they have no knowledge of what Flash is. No offense to anyone, but Flash is far from a simple framework. Perhaps with the introduction of HTML 5, it will become possible, but as of now, there is no open standard that I know of that would allow a game like Farmville to be created.

    I read the article, I feel like this is CNet looking for page-views. :(
     
  3. AtHomeBoy_2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Leo Laporte mentioned this on TWiT.tv a few minutes ago and he thinks it's probably a framework where you write in Objective-C then the Gianduia translates into HTML5 and JavaScript.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    That would be very interesting. Especially because objective-C can write very large programs, I'm interested in how JS can handle it all.

    But still, very interesting. And very scary, if Apple decides to release a GUI program like Flash CS for writing it.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I would think Apple would just roll this into XCode if they do it, but who knows? It will be interesting to see how all the gaps in the "rich web content" puzzle get filled in in the next few years....
     
  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I'm just going to copy and paste this comment from the AppleInsider topic about the same thing here:

    FWIW, I would like to add that sites like AppleInsider recycle these stories all the time to put forward their own fanboy arguments. There's no new information here and as has been pointed out the two are loosely related at best. The actions of the administrators of sites like these are one of the reasons they have such a bad name.
     
  7. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Yet you feel content to quote a response from the Appleinsider forums to bolster your point.

    You should have just left it at the quote and not infused your post with nonsensical ranting about fanboys and bad names. It's ironic that you speak about such things considering the plethora of post from you on these boards that are devoid of logical thinking and introspection.

    Come up with something original and interesting and then perhaps your dismissive "fanboy" comments will carry weight.
     
  8. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    AI's editors do this frequently though, and it's frustrating to see content like this make its way here and to other sites. Regularly posting 'controversial' stories is clearly one of the ways they gain traffic to their site - just look at how many comments that article has compared to the stories with more accurate headlines.
     
  9. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I agree that link baiting is far too rampant across the net. I guess though when your money comes from advertising no story is truly too awful if it brings in page views.

    Sorry for my tone. I know we've have our disagreements in the past but I shouldn't be letting my crappy day make me vent on you. I like balanced articles as well or I don't get as much as I can from them. Time to step away from this computer and get some fresh air.

    All the best.
     
  10. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Well even though this is completely misleading...

    the timing is ripe for Apple to create a professional app that can generate many of the things Flash used to be used for by designers and developers - in html/js.

    Adobe will be creating such an app. If Apple could put one out now they have a real opportunity in the creative community.
     
  11. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    If Apple actually releases an alternate Flash program to the public, there's gonna be some drama. :eek: So I hope it happens.

    But just imagine how much easier to use Apple's version might be in comparison to Flash.
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    If Apple releases a development Kit for rich web applications using web standards, I would say that's what Adobe should've done last year. But alas, we move on. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    As for whether or not Apple will make a true alternative to Flash (not a web standards-based one) I would call them greedy idiots, to be frank. Fighting against Flash to promote web standards is one thing, but fighting them only to turn around and release an alternative is just shady and Will shake many people's faith in them.

    If Apple wants to adopt something akin to Flash I actually think they should adopt Silverlight. It's a robust platform with much more powerful features than Flash, and much more efficient.
     
  13. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    Question, so what did Apple use to create their interactive iAd examples? And what will the advertising industry use to create future iAds?
     
  14. Justin122 macrumors 6502

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    HTML5.
     

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