Linked by David Adams on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 08:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While it's been a low-level grumbling for years, the issue of Flash on mobile devices (and particularly the iPhone/Touch/iPad ecosystem) has reached fever pitch over the past few weeks, with Steve Jobs as self-appointed Flash basher-in-Chief. The OSNews crowd, that is, dyed-in-the-wool technologists have, by and large, not been big fans of Flash, with its spotty availability and performance on alternative platforms, resource hogging, and instability. And though it's quite useful for web video and other specialized interfaces, it drives the tech savvy crazy when it's used for utterly superfluous multimedia bling. So we've had a lively discussion of the pros and cons of Flash, and whether device users should be free to make their own decision about whether it's worthy to install on their iPads. But we're leaving out an important detail. As Daniel Eran Dilger, a Flash developer, points out, almost all the important existing Flash infrastructure won't work anyway. Update: A worthwhile rebuttal to this point of view.
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Mouse over and Safari Mobile
by wargum on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 10:18 UTC
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All I say is this: The exact same problem exists for all Browser based apps that only use HTML+CSS+JavaScript. But somehow Apple managed to make a lot of these mouse over navigation menues work on the iPhone OS. I absolutely don't see why Adobe can't come up with a similar approach to tackle the mouse over problem.

Left wondering...

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darknexus Member since:

Actually, it doesn't. Open the osnews desktop site with Safari mobile and tap on the mouseover to moderate a comment. Guess what? It works.

But then again, you've been a Flash troll since you registered. What does Adobe pay you anyway?

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wargum Member since:

Now I am really confused! :-)

I said that the mouseover problem exists on touch devices in general but mentioned that Apple found a solution to that. Which you agreed to, right? And then I asked, why Adobe can't do similar things. Did I miss something?

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