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Did the iPad Kill Adobe's Mobile Flash?

Adobe has announced the end of mobile Flash development after a long and public battle with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs over the technology. Jobs cited Flash as too inefficient and insecure to run on Apple's devices, including the iPad and iPhone. Initially some questioned the decision but the adoption of HTML5 has skyrocketed along with iPad sales, making Flash less relevant.

Apple iPad Adobe Flash icon logo

Manufacturers of Android tablets have long contended that the inclusion of mobile Flash on their devices makes them superior to the iPad. Now that Adobe is abandoning the technology on mobile devices, some reports have declared a posthumous victory for Steve Jobs. Adobe has already begun to invest in HTML5 technology despite its refusal to acknowledge the limitations of Flash on mobile devices.

Adobe Flash Video Coming to iPads and iPhones

Adobe has announced new solutions for content providers that will make it possible to stream Flash video content to iOS devices. The advantage is that the media server will detect what type of mobile device is accessing content and deliver it automatically in a compatible format.

Apple iPad Adobe Flash

When it comes to the iPad, this format is Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Actual Flash software will never officially make it onto an iOS device, and Adobe is anxious to stem the flow of companies ditching Flash for HTML5. With Adobe's Flash Media Server 4.5 content providers can deliver Flash content to various mobile devices including iPads and iPhones using the same content stream.

New App Allows You to Save and Watch Flash Videos on Your iPad [Video]

Do you want to watch Flash video content on your iOS device, but want to keep using Safari as your browser? Skyfire has launched VideoQ, an app that allows you to continue to use Safari, while giving you the option to save and watch videos that it won't play.

iPad Adobe Flash

VideoQ is pretty easy, all you have to do is download the app from the iTunes Store and register your e-mail address. Once activated, you can save videos by e-mailing the link to This will save the video in your personal video queue so you can watch it later.

Flash Works on the iPad Thanks to Frash

Yes, Frash. This software makes it possible to run Adobe Flash on a jailbroken iPad. Comex has demonstrated his latest creation with a YouTube video showing a sample of Flash animations and games running on the iPad. Frash is a port of the Adobe Flash runtime for Android to the iPad.

Apple iPad Flash Player Frash

Flash programs run natively in the Safari browser, and a crash in the plug-in doesn't affect the browser thanks to the way it's set up. Comex has made the source code available and plans to release the software when a stable version is complete.

Adobe to Circumvent Apple's Flash Ban on iPad, iPhone

Adobe and partner Greystripe are putting into works a solution to allow mobile advertisers to bring existing rich media Adobe Flash advertisements to the iPad and iPhone platforms. In a recent press release, Greystripe announced their iFlash units will bring Adobe Flash content to the iPad and iPhone by detecting the devices and converting Flash content to HTML5, on the fly.

Adobe Flash on iPad and iPhone

Brightcove Supports HTML5 for Apple iPad

Another phase of the iPad video saga has begun with Brightcove's announcement that HTML5 is now supported by their online video platform. This vastly simplifies video and advertisement publishing for Brightcove's 1,000-plus clients who are interested in entering the iPad arena. The company will continue to support Adobe Flash.

Apple iPad HTML5 Flash Brightcove advertisements

Brightcove chairman and CEO Jeremy Allaire stated, "Our customers want to be able to deliver their video content to every screen without sacrificing the quality, interactivity and monetization capabilities they have come to expect from the Brightcove platform. The Brightcove Experience for HTML5 fills the gap between the current playback capabilities of the emerging standard and what our customers need to operate successful online video businesses."

Major Sites Ditching Flash for Apple iPad

Many magazines and content providers on the web are expected to create their own iPad applications, and several of these same companies have already developed iPhone apps. The winds of change are on the web however, and several major websites have started to develop full fledged Flash-free versions of their content specifically for the iPad's web browser.

Apple iPad Adobe Flash

Companies including Virgin America, National Public Radio (NPR) and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) have already jumped on the Flash-free bandwagon, at least for an iPad-only landing page. Industry watchers expect more media organizations could follow suit in the coming weeks before iPad launch.

Hulu Abandoning Flash for the iPad?

A new rumor, circulated this week, suggests that Hulu is actively developing a solution to bring a compatible version of the second largest video outlet on the web to the iPad. The current version of the Hulu website is not iPad compatible, due to the lack of Flash support. Hulu uses Flash to deliver its video content to viewers.

hulu coming to the ipad?

An inside source has purported that Hulu is already moving forward on plans to bring Hulu to the iPad, and while unsubstantiated, the claim makes a reasonable amount of sense. One one hand, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has called for a strong focus on moving into mobile. On another hand, although Hulu uses Flash to deliver their video content, the shows and movies that Hulu offers viewers is actually already encoded in

Adobe: No Flash on Apple iPad

For a brief moment during Steve Job's demo of the Apple iPad we all glimpsed the infamous "missing plug-in" icon on the New York Times website. It seems that Mobile Safari, even on a more formidable device than the iPhone, will continue to lack Flash.

Apple iPad no flash

Apple has cited battery life and security issues as reasons why the popular plug-in never made it onto the iPhone. Now Adobe has posted a response to Apple's similar position regarding the iPad.

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