Apple has now posted a memo from Steve Jobs regarding Flash. In a nutshell, the Apple CEO says Flash is unreliability, insecure and has low performance. And he did not want developers to use Flash tools to develop sub-standard iPhone, iPad apps.
Steve said: Flash was created during the PC era—for PCs and mice. The mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open Web standards—all areas where Flash falls short. Adobe should focus more on creating tools for the future and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.
Read the full memo after the jump:
Adobe is having the shakes when it comes to HTML5. Why you may ask? It is because of the iPhone and iPad not supporting flash. Soon we may see Flash being part of history just like floppy drives. Embrace the future Adobe, HTML 5 is gaining traction.
This will surely stop Adobe’s new Flash development tool that compiles Flash apps into native code for the iPhone.
Here is what an employee of Adobe (Lee Brimelow) says about Apple that is now redacted:
Now let me put aside my role as an official representative of Adobe for a moment as I would [like] to make it clear what is going through my mind at the moment. Go screw yourself Apple.
He continue his rant with this:
Many of Adobe’s supporters have mentioned that we should discontinue the Creative Suite products on OS X as a form of retaliation….Personally I will not be giving Apple another cent of my money until there is a leadership change over there. I’ve already moved most of my book, music, and video purchases to Amazon and I will continue to look elsewhere.
This rantings all came from the latest changes to iPhone OS 4 SDK:
Hewlett-Packard is releasing the “iPad Killer”, a tablet PC running Microsoft Windows 7 that is capable of supporting Adobe Flash.
HP claims that their tablet will offer a more complete computing experience than Apple’s iPad. The tablet will have: a camera, USB ports, SD memory extension, Flash and running on Windows 7. Check out the new video.
Apple is promoting publishers who offer HTML5 video as an alternative to Adobe Flash the company has released a list of iPad-friendly Web sites. The websites are CNN, Reuters, People, TED, New York Times, White House, Flickr, Vimeo, Virgin America, Sports Illustrated, Major League Baseball, and Time.
Where is YouTube because they do have HTML5 video too? Common Apple, please add Google’s YouTube to the list.
We are iPad friendly too
Source: Apple – Ready for iPad
Google is working with Adobe to integrate Flash into the Chrome browser instead of using a plug in. Is this a good direction for Google? Should they invest more of their time in implementing open, browser-native HTML5 technologies into Chrome?
Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, called Flash “buggy,” littered with security holes, and a “CPU hog”.
We believe this initiative will help our users in the following ways:
- When users download Chrome, they will also receive the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. There will be no need to install Flash Player separately.
- Users will automatically receive updates related to Flash Player using Google Chrome’s auto-update mechanism. This eliminates the need to manually download separate updates and reduces the security risk of using outdated versions.
- With Adobe’s help, we plan to further protect users by extending Chrome’s “sandbox” to web pages with Flash content.
Hewlett-Packard is releasing a tablet PC running Microsoft Windows 7 that is capable of supporting Adobe Flash. HP claims that their tablet will offer a more complete computing experience than Apple’s iPad. At this point in time there are not much details of the technical specifications. Check out the videos.
HTC has revealed Hero, an Android phone which support for Flash 9 and the new HTC Sense user interface. Apple have not included Flash in the latest OS 3.0 due to limitations of Apple’s iPhone SDK and its associated license. Check out the video.
Adobe is expected to extend Flash and Flash based applications to your TV by the end of 2009. This is a big opportunity for Adobe to get its software out there into living rooms.
Adobe has already extended Flash to the mobile market but Apple iPhone yet to embrace this piece of software due to using too much processing and battery power.
Adobe and Apple is working together in getting Flash into iPhone. Adobe CEO as saying that “It’s a hard technical challenge, and that’s part of the reason Apple and Adobe are collaborating. The ball is in our court. The onus is on us to deliver.”
Adobe lift restrictions and will not charge licencing fees for mobile versions of Flash. Adobe aimed at using its Flash and AIR technologies to create a consistent application interface across all devices like mobile phones, PCs or set-top boxes.