[thelist] Using Flash on a website

Barney Carroll barney.carroll at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 10:18:06 CDT 2011

On 22 March 2011 15:12, Nan Harbison <nan at nanharbison.com> wrote:
> Will iPhone and Droid eventually
> be able to display Flash files? Has anyone else been mulling over this
> issue?

Hiya Nan,

It is de facto Apple policy not to run allow Flash on iOS, as part of
a pseudo-ideological commitment resulting from brash words by Steve
Jobs at a keynote (no seriously). Apple have no intention of changing
this, and according to them Flash is evil & bloated.

On the other hand, Android can run Flash on later models, but
performance is unreliable.

An HTML construct with CSS transitions are an excellent alternative —
transitions make use of native hardware acceleration where available
and offer much smoother animations: there's a good article on the
subject here: http://www.html5rocks.com/tutorials/speed/html5/

Barney Carroll

barney.carroll at gmail.com
07594 506 381

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