What happen if Safari in iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch able to runs Flash

Being the Interactive Content Developer, we can’t help but to drop our jaw when we saw the newly announced iPad. Superbly awesome but it can’t run Flash. And that blue legos apparently stir up conversation in the internets about Flash. Simply said, Adobe VS Apple.

From my perspective, I personally think Apple wouldn’t want to put Flash Player because they’re totalitarian.

totalitarian |tōˌtaliˈte(ə)rēən|adjectiveof or relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state : atotalitarian regime.nouna person advocating such a system of government.

By that, I mean all iPods need to use iTunes to connect. And if you’re going to play games, you need to download from Appstore. And when you download from AppStore, either you can play free games that usually limited ( some free games are awesome anyway ) or unlock the fun for just 0.99 USD.

Just a mere dollar.

Now if Safari in iPhone /iPad/iPod Touch would be able to run Flash, I can think that users would simply type ‘Miniclip’ or googled Free Flash game site, and have it run on their browser. Heck if I get myself an iPhone later, the first thing I wanted to play is Nanaca-Crash. And by doing that, Apple could lost millions of potential-game-purchaser and would harm their selling.

Still I think Flash Player would not make it into the iPhone.

Recently Apple bought Quattro, a mobile advertising company. Apple were set to reinvents mobile advertising. As it may controls their device to feed ‘only Quattro-coded-ads’ this is another totalitarian act, to kill Google Ads. If it were happen Safari in iPhone could run Flash, it already run the ads, like Advertlets or Nuffnang anyway. (famous Malaysia advertising network)

This April, I wonder if Flash CS5 that will be put on shelves, that enabling developers to publish their Flash as native iPhone Apps will help in the fight to put Flash Player in Safari. Maybe yes or maybe not. But with this way, customer also could see of what Flash could deliver to iPhone and at this point, it’s important for Flash Developer not to screw things up. After all, there’s staggering 6 million’s iPhone users that attempted to download Flash. iPhones become so hot that average Joe wanted Flash in it.

Again, Safari in those devices would not get a Flash Player. It will be a double-edge sword perhaps for Apple anyways. People might buy more iPhones but wouldn’t want to download apps anymore. Maybe.

To summarize and to add, having Flash in Safari would

  1. Possibility of lower sales of games and apps.
  2. More ads being displayed with Flash, and owning Quattro by Apple would be meaningless and against their Totalitarian concept
  3. Drain iPhone batteries ( as always they said anyway :p )

Looking at the Apple history, they created USB, they throw the Floppy. And it’s not impossible for them to kill Flash too. If all things fails, I’d say Flash will be dead in 10 years, for Malaysia, it mean 15 years (joke intended 😛 ) Currently some of the weapons that Adobe has is Open Screen Project by collaborating with several device makers including Nokia & Google/Android. Don’t forget the emerging other devices too, like Google Nexus One. For me, the Google Maps Navigation making me salivating to buy Nexus One.

10 or 15 years are still long to go, but have to be prepared. This is surely, a challenge for us too :)

UPDATE: Adobe AIR for mobile announced 15 February. Official press release here.

February 16th, 2010 by Tekong Posted in Adobe, Article, Flash, Interactivity |

Wow, Flash Apps to the iPhone

Yesterday, there’s tonnes of big things announced in Adobe Max 2009. The big thing is the announcement about Adobe AIR 2.0, Flash 10.1 and yes, Flash Apps to the iPhone. And check out this funny Adobe MythHackers

Hahah! take that apple. So here’s some quickie updates about Flash that was announced during Adobe MAX 2009

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October 6th, 2009 by tekong Posted in Adobe, Cool Stuff, English, Flash, Mobile Content |

Flash Lite 4 in 2010


We actually couldn’t deny the hype of iPhone ( I mean look at where the apps were going ) and it’s tempting to make a jump to iPhone platform. But with this chart, it’s still promising for Flash Lite. With invention of Flash Lite 4, means it will become more faster. Afterall Flash Lite 4 said to support ActionScript 3.0

This is source from Dave Young

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September 26th, 2009 by tekong Posted in Adobe, Flash, Mobile Content |

Adobe Unveils Adobe Flash Access 2.0

New Content Protection Solution Expands Reach of Premium Video to Adobe Flash Player

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Sept. 11, 2009 — At the 2009 IBC tradeshow in Amsterdam, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Flash® Access 2.0, a key component of the Adobe Flash Platform.

Flash Access 2.0, previously known as Adobe Flash Media Rights Management Server, is a scalable, flexible content protection solution that enables the distribution and monetization of premium content, which can create new sources of revenue for media publishers.

New in this release, content protected with Flash Access 2.0 will play back securely on an upcoming version of Adobe Flash Player software – the cross-operating system browser plug-in that is available on more than 98 percent of Internet-connected desktops worldwide.

Scheduled to ship early next year, Adobe Flash Access 2.0 will provide robust protection of audiovisual content and flexible usage rules to support a wide range of business models, including electronic sell-through, rental and video on-demand, for streaming or download. Adobe will demonstrate Flash Access 2.0 during the IBC 2009 Exhibition at its stand (Hall 7, Stand 721) in the RAI Convention Center, September 7-11.

“As the No. 1 software for delivering video on the Web, the Adobe Flash Platform has enabled millions of users to enjoy high-quality content,” said Jim Guerard, vice president and general manager of Dynamic Media at Adobe. “With Adobe Flash Access 2.0, media publishers can rely on robust protection for premium content to support new, emerging business models for rich, interactive online experiences.”

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September 18th, 2009 by sabau Posted in Adobe |

Adobe Releases Flash Platform Media and Text Frameworks as Open Source

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — July 22, 2009 –  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two new Adobe® Flash® Platform open source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers. Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), part of the project previously code named Strobe, enables developers to quickly and easily build more robust, feature-rich media players optimized for the Adobe Flash Platform.

The Text Layout Framework (TLF) will help developers bring sophisticated typography capabilities to Web applications. Both OSMF and TLF are now freely available as open source software, helping content owners extend their online media efforts as they look to create new business opportunities and monetization strategies for publishing on the Web.
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July 24th, 2009 by tekong Posted in Adobe |