La Flash War è finita ? forse.

Via La “Flash War” è finita. E ha vinto un signore con girocollo nero e jeans, che qualche anno fa ha deciso di non inserire sui suoi telefoni e tablet (e persino computer) il Flash Player di Adobe. Perché affossa la batteria, rallenta il sistema, apre buchi nella sicurezza del device (e gli fa … Leggi tutto

Steve Jobs: pensieri su Flash

Steve Jobs ha scritto sul sito di Apple una lunga lettera sulla querelle fra Apple e Adobe per Flash

Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For example, many Flash websites rely on “rollovers”, which pop up menus or other elements when the mouse arrow hovers over a specific spot. Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch interface doesn’t use a mouse, and there is no concept of a rollover. Most Flash websites will need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices. If developers need to rewrite their Flash websites, why not use modern technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript?

Even if iPhones, iPods and iPads ran Flash, it would not solve the problem that most Flash websites need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices.

Besides the fact that Flash is closed and proprietary, has major technical drawbacks, and doesn’t support touch based devices, there is an even more important reason we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. We have discussed the downsides of using Flash to play video and interactive content from websites, but Adobe also wants developers to adopt Flash to create apps that run on our mobile devices.

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