who can I bitch to about flash?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mikeci, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. mikeci macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2010
    OK I've finally have had it. Now I'm really pissed. Last nite I wanted to listen to Wolfgang's Vault on my Ipad and guess what they use flash to stream there audio. it was bad enough I cant view Hulu but this is the last straw! Most of the sites I go to are using flash. Who can I sent a very angry email to at Apple. I need an address. I'll email Steve Jobs himself if it will help. w/o flash this thing is almost useless as a internet device.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Did you seriously buy an iPad not knowing it doesn't do Flash?
  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    There's a free Wolfgang's Vault App. I've had it on my iPhone for over a year now. It's awesome and Flash-free.
  4. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    That's a great idea. Maybe they don't even know Flash doesn't work. They might even send you a thank-you note for pointing it out. Let us know how it works out for you.
  5. steviem macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2006
    New York, Baby!
    Bitch to adobe for still supporting the pile of crap.
  6. Seamaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2003
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  8. Crosbie macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    sjobs@apple.com .

    Or, email the sites themselves and express your dissatisfaction that they're obliging you to download third party software to access their content and making it unavailable to you on idevices.
  9. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
  10. Psychmike macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008

    There's a rock over there you could yell at for awhile.

    I would like to be sympathetic but the iPad's inability to play flash is widely known. It is therefore reasonable that you knew about it and bought it anyways.
  11. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Even android devices with flash cant play back Hulu without some fudging around with the browser. Hulu blocks mobile browsers because they did not include them in their content deals.

    But Hulu is working on it so soon there will be an iPad app, along with XBox and other devices, but also probably with some kind of fee.
  12. sracer macrumors 603


    Apr 9, 2010
    u n k n o w n
    I'd recommend using a mirror.
  13. sapporobaby macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2007
    3 earth minutes from your location....
    I had a real smart comment in mind but you guys summed it up beautifully. Thanks.
  14. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Seriously, if you want to complain, you should complain to the operators of the websites. They really should be made to understand that making their site dependent on Flash is cutting off an ever-growing segment of mobile browsers, and that's just not good for them.

    And I'm not just talking about iPad and iPhone users either. Let's face it, there still isn't a viable Flash solution on any mobile platform yet. I don't know why people only point at Apple on this. Even on Android it only mostly works, and that is on a very small percentage of the total number of Android devices.
  15. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    This thread is nothing but baiting, but Hulu doesn’t work on any mobile device because Hulu’s owners want it that way … Flash compatible or not.
  16. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010


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  17. mrcc macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2009
  18. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Email the web sites developers and tell them to stop using flash.

    In any case, I am glad you are having this problem. You deserve it.
  19. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    I hate Flash, it's time to move on...developers (me included) need to move on to newer technologies like CSS, Javascript, HTML5, etc. If it's so specific that it needs more interactivity than HTML5 gives you, there is the App Store.

    Flash = outdated, proprietary crap. One of the things I love about iDevices is that they don't support Flash. It's about time.
  20. mrcc macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2009
    As a webdeveloper I stopped programming in flash. All web developers need to make both a mobile site and a desktop site. Don't blame apple. Blame the developers.
  21. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    Well, you could bitch at Adobe first, CS5 doesn't run on my iPad either! Also, the makers of AutoCad could use a piece of your mind, again, no-go on the iPad. And don't even get me started about Microsoft-- no Office 2011 and the iPad won't run Windows 7-- those b***ards!
  22. mikeci thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2010
    no this is not a bait
    I'm just an old jackass. I was going to wait till the next generation came out but then Att screwed everybody by limiting their data plan so I bought the ipad and a 3gs iphone to get in under the wire. Sorry to say I really don't know much about apple equpt in general. the last apple I owned was a apple II. after that I moved over to pc's and never looked back. I'm still trying to figure how to use itunes.
    so lets try and go easy on the old man huh?
  23. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2005
    Columbia, SC

    Hey, OP...which one are you in the above picture?
  24. ajones46 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2009
    Monroe, Michigan
    You want us to go easy on you for bashing a product you have no idea about? On a site dedicated to those products? I don't follow.

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