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Thoughts on Flash

Thoughts on Flash
Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer. Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years. The two companies worked closely together to pioneer desktop publishing and there were many good times. Since that golden era, the companies have grown apart. I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. First, there’s “Open”. Adobe’s Flash products are 100% proprietary. Apple has many proprietary products too. Apple even creates open standards for the web. Second, there’s the “full web”. Adobe has repeatedly said that Apple mobile devices cannot access “the full web” because 75% of video on the web is in Flash. Third, there’s reliability, security and performance.

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Adobe Vs. Apple War Generates Rage, Facebook Group It was inevitable. Adobe has an unofficial Facebook fan club: “I’m With Adobe,” an allusion to the viral “I’m With Coco” campaign for jilted ex-Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien. As of Saturday afternoon, the group (started by John Addis, a Web & Media Director at Rizzi Designs) has attracted more than 1,200 members in less than three days. The group’s manifesto is: The recent war between Adobe and Apple reached a breaking point on April 8, 2010, when Steve Jobs not only recommitted to never allowing Flash to run on the iPhone or iPad, but even banning Adobe’s new Flash-to-iPhone C compiler which was to go on sale Saturday, April 10.There is no longer any debate as to who the “bad guy” is in this story — Apple has proven themselves to be anti-competition, anti-developer, and anti-consumer.I stand with Adobe. How did we get to this point?

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014 Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media. Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, HTML5 is making Flash obsolete. The HTML5 versus Flash debate has been a hot topic among Web developers for years – and even more so since Steve Jobs published his now infamous 2010 letter touting HTML5 as the future and Flash as “no longer necessary.” But whether you side with Flash or HTML5, there’s no denying that the implications of HTML5 on video and the Web are real.

Adobe respond to Jobs' "thoughts on Flash" The Wall Street Journal has had a short live-blog session with Adobe CEO, Shantanu Narayen, regarding today's "Thoughts on Flash" letter by Steve Jobs. In the interview, Narayen says that the technology problems Jobs portrays are nothing more than a "smokescreen," and that over 100 applications made by Adobe software can currently be found in the App Store. Narayen also goes on the attack, stating that if Adobe really is the number one cause of Mac crashes, then the problem is with the Apple OS, and not Adobe's product. In addition to addressing other issues, Narayen makes Adobe's stance on the matter clear--customers will be the ones to decide what technology to use, and Adobe firmly believes in a multi-platform world.

WWDC: heavy on iPhone/iPad, light on Mac Apple has, at least a month later than usual, announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC 2010 kicks off on June 7—five days of iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X developer goodness at San Francisco's Moscone West conference center. In addition to the usual hobnobbing among developers and Apple engineers, this year's WWDC will feature training sessions and labs that focus on five different areas: Worried About Flash on the iPad? Apple Tries to Ease Your Fears Will popular websites, especially those from news and entertainment companies, work on the iPad? Apple, in an arguably brilliant PR effort now has an answer: an online collection of iPad-Ready sites. The Cupertino-based maker of iPods and iPhones made a bold, potentially Internet-changing decision when it decided that the upcoming slate computer known as the Apple iPad would not support Adobe Flash technology. This browser plugin, used across the Web for everything from streaming video to casual games, is slowly being phased out by HTML5, the next revision of the core markup language used in the creation of Web pages.

Our themes don't have sliders... Because sliders suck. Two years ago, we wrote about why we really don’t like sliders. We still don’t like sliders. If your theme forces you to include a slider (also named carousels) on your homepage, please realize that it’s making you use a feature that has no value for SEO. A feature that is probably slowing down your site by loading extra JavaScript. And prevents your user from reading the good stuff (your content) immediately. It will most probably account for less conversion as well.

Flex and Flash Developer – Jesse Warden dot Kizz-ohm » Blog Arch Apple has posted Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Flash“. There are a lot of lies and half truths. No one will care. The article has enough valid points that people won’t check up on them. That said, here’s my attempts to correct the lies. Lie #1: “Adobe’s Flash products are 100% proprietary.” Time Warner, NBC Universal back Adobe's Flash vs. Apple - NYPOST Adobe’s Flash video software has become a flashpoint in negotiations between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Big Media. On a day when Apple execs probably cheered the fact the company had surpassed Microsoft as the world’s most valuable tech company, Jobs was grappling with resistance from Tinseltown over Apple’s ongoing fight with Adobe. Sources said several large media companies, including Time Warner and NBC Universal, told Apple they won’t retool their extensive video libraries to accommodate the iPad, arguing that such a reformatting would be expensive and not worth it because Flash dominates the Web.

Steve Jobs supports open standards?...LOL by PED Apr 30

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