Steve Jobs 1955-2011

I’ll be honest, Steve Jobs’ criticism of Flash and the subsequent banning of apps built using Adobe’s Packager for iPhone enraged me and for quite some time turned me away from Apple products. Such was his reputation and authority that his words were able to polarise even those within the Flash community, with some jumping […]

Flash Stigma

When did Flash become such a dirty word? I ask because I was flicking through the pages of a magazine the other day when I noticed an article comparing Apple’s iPad to Blackberry’s upcoming Playbook. To help potential buyers make a decision the magazine had kindly provided a summary with Pros and Cons for each […]

Has Apple just nuked the Flash iPhone Packager?

So Apple has just changed its developer agreement for those wishing to access the iPhone Developer Program and it could spell the end for Adobe’s iPhone Packager before it has even been released. Here’s the worrying snippet: 3.3.1 Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or […]

Do people know what Flash is or care?

Most of you will have seen the ‘What is a browser?’ video where Google take to the streets of New York to see how many passers-by actually know what a web browser is. Even though they all seemed to surf the web regularly, only 8% of them knew what a web browser actually was. Well […]

iPad v Flash

So here it is: Apple’s latest technical marvel. No wait a minute, that’s not it! Ah here it is. Sorry my mistake, but it’s an easy one to make I suppose. After all both are quite large, touch-sensitive, and extremely shiny. Any other similarities? Oh yeah, and neither support Flash, although at least the Monolith’s […]