Posted on January 27, 2010
iPad Flash Support For Web Sites? Apples Fumbles This One Badly
So it looks like the new iPad, the one that apple claims is the “Best Way To Surf The Web”, does not support Flash. That means that any full-form web site that uses Flash for ANYTHING will not work correctly. This is not just games or animations, but all sorts of features that ubiquitous for normal web browsing:
-Flash ad rotators, and rich advertisements
-Flash audio players
-Flash video players
-Flash site navigation (menus, menu bars, etc).
-Flash image manipuations apps (3D rotate, zoom, crop, etc)
-Flash product demos
-Flash mini sites
-Flash landing pages
-Flash based catalogs and “Sunday” ads
-Flash photo viewers/manipulators
-Flash educational apps and games
-Flash games and animations (of course)
By the way , this most likely includes all other plug-ins like Silverlight, Unity, etc..
Technology-wise, Apple may have just taken the world a year or so into the future with an amazingly cool design. However, for web site development and Flash (and other) plug-in support, they have taken us 10 years into the past. You know, back when the bubble burst.
(last paragraph edited @2:02 Pacific Time by ickydime’s clarification request)