Re: [PanoToolsNG] Apple and Flash - Steve Jobs statement
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10093314.stm>They want it ..they get
On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 3:38 PM, Ian Wood <panolists@...>wrote:
> Somehow a large share of the posts on this thread are appearing in my
> spam folder, which is quite amusing in itself. ;-)
> On the whole I found the letter well articulated with some good
> points, but let down by a few glaring bit of vindictiveness - claiming
> that Adobe was the last major vendor to move over to Cocoa development
> on the Mac is only true if you choose to ignore iTunes, Final Cut Pro
> and a few other major Apple apps. Oops.
> Anyway, on to a few specifics.
> On 29 Apr 2010, at 17:26, Trausti Hraunfjord wrote:
> > IF I had iPad/Pod/Phone, I would possibly use Flash (for displaying
> > panos)
> > one hour per month... probably much less... it would hardly drain the
> > battery and leave me stranded. But it would make the device of
> > increasingly
> > greater value for me. Since these devices can not display Flash, I
> > will not
> > (guaranteed) be purchasing one.
> The 'full' version of Flash for mobiles is still slated for some time
> later this year. At this time there is (as far as I know), no way to
> view a Flash panorama in a browser on ANY mobile phone.
> > Surely HTML5 will eventually come and be of significant importance,
> > even run
> > Flash into the ground... but the fact of today, is that HTML5 is not
> > on even
> > 0.5% of the world's browsers today.
> Firefox and Webkit-based browsers (Safari and Chrome on the desktop)
> make up about 60% of browser use, although I don't know what
> proportion of the Firefox users are running a new enough version, or
> how wide it's support for HTML5 is. Just for some more accurate
> On 29 Apr 2010, at 17:56, fierodeval wrote:
> > Excuses, excuses, excuses... if Apple does not want Flash it's
> > because he do not want an alternative platform to create
> > Applications for its devices. With Flash enabled in the browser, any
> > web page could be an application for iPhone and they do not want
> > this. They want to keep all the control of all applications that run
> > on the devices, through App Store.
> That was one of my initial thoughts as well, but there are already
> HTML5 pages that you can bookmark on an iPhone which will then run
> with locally-stored info as an application, even without a net
> connection. So I'm sure that bypassing the App Store is a big issue,
> but it's already possible to do via HTML5, and Apple provide
> instructions for developers on how to do so.
> Anyway, as in one of the earlier threads, at this point my biggest
> gripe is with the fragmentation of web standards at the moment - HTML5
> isn't even a standard yet. :-(
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