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Top 4 Flash Player Alternatives in Mobile Market

With the advancement of science and technology, mobile is playing a more and more important role in people’s entertainment. Nowadays, people can not only record videos or play music with mobiles but also watch YouTube movies via mobiles. However, as mobile users’ demands of accessing to YouTube video via mobiles increases, the mobile market share of Adobe Flash Player is decreasing drastically. In most cases, mobiles without Flash Player can gain no access to YouTube videos. Therefore, Flash Player alternatives are highly desired in mobile market.

Right after iPhone‘s rejection to Adobe Flash, Jelly Bean device has excluded support to Adobe Flash in system design. Though Windows mobile still leaves a place for Adobe Flash, it is most likely to follow suit after security flaws caused by Adobe Flash has been founded in Windows 8. Therefore, Flash Player alternatives are quite necessary. Without Flash Player alternatives, the absence of Adobe Flash in mobile market will lead to the turmoil of the market. Luckily, the mobile market has gotten such Flash Player alternatives already. Therefore, this post will show you top four Flash alternatives in mobile market.

1. HTML 5: Flash Player alternative for all mobiles

HTML5

As the major competitor of Adobe Flash Player, HTML5 gains the final victory in the battle of Adobe Flash vs HTML5. Even Adobe has decided to switch its attentions from Adobe Flash to HTML5 in the future. Once HTML5 is widely adopted, the era of Adobe Flash will end. For video websites with HTML5 support, Adobe Flash Player is no longer a necessity to watch online videos. Therefore, the popularization of HTML5 will help mobile users to enjoy YouTube videos freely.

2. Gianduia: Flash Player alternative for iPhone

Gianduia

It is a well-known story that Apple is working on its own Adobe Flash Player named Gianduia. Though there are few details about the loftily expected app, people believe that the alternative Flash Player will be no less powerful than mobile Adobe Flash. Moreover, according to the tradition of Apple, Gianduia is almost certain to be an app powerful in function and secure in design. The only problem is that the launch date of the Flash Player alternative is still unknown. Moreover, after YouTube app has been rejected by iOS 6, users need to figure out ways to watch YouTube videos with iOS 6 devices like iPhone 5.

3. Silverlight: Flash Player alternative for Windows mobile

Silverlight

In 2007, Microsoft is working on a Flash Player alternative named Silverlight. Unlike Gianduia, Silverlight was put in use in some certain fields. As a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple devices and operating systems, Silverlight seems to be an ideal Flash Player alternative in mobile market. To many people, it is quite surprising that Silverlight is not used as an official app for Windows 8 system. However, after Adobe Flash Player has lost its last chance in Windows 8, Silverlight may become an ideal choice for Windows mobile.

4. Adobe AIR: Flash Player alternative for Android mobile

Adobe AIR

As another product provided by Adobe, Adobe AIR is playing a more and more important role in Android market. As a cross-platform runtime environment designed to build Rich Internet Applications, Adobe AIR is now widely used to create apps for Android mobiles. Moreover, via Adobe AIR, people can help Android mobiles to gain access to online videos without Adobe Flash Player installed. For example, BBC had replaced Adobe Flash with Adobe Air in iPlayer a few weeks ago. Therefore, Adobe AIR can be viewed as a Flash Player alternative for Android mobile.

Adobe Flash Lost the Last Chance to HTML5 in Windows 8 Bug Fixing

If newly-released Windows 8 tries to open a window for Adobe Flash, the application is ruining the window with security vulnerabilities. Shortly after Windows 8 made Adobe Flash a plug in for IE 10, the system surprising found itself busy fixing Windows 8 bugs caused by Adobe Flash. Meanwhile, major progress on HTML5 has been made and the finalized date of HTML5 has been unveiled. Consequently, as Adobe Flash lost its last change in Windows 8, HTML5 is establishing its dominance gradually.

Flash crashes in IE 10

As the dividing line between Adobe Flash and HTML5, the year 2012 not only witnesses the fall of Adobe Flash in digital market but also the progress HTML5 going popular. First rejected by The new iPad for being a vulnerable application, Adobe Flash then found itself rejected by Jelly Bean. Later, Google only desired to use it as a plug in for Chrome. After its quitting from Android market in August, Windows devices seemed to be the only savor for Adobe Flash. Later in September, Windows 8 changed its idea from rejecting Adobe Flash to using it as a plug in for IE 10.

In this test provided by Microsoft, Adobe Flash would maintain its influence if it had passed the test. However, as Windows 8 bug fixing moved on, Adobe Flash had lost the last change it could earn. Windows 8 intended to use Adobe Flash for the sake of users’ demand since the application still plays an important role in watching online videos or playing online games. However, after finding Adobe Flash only brought Windows 8 one security concern after another, Microsoft decided to use it as a temporary media player.

Luckily, while Adobe Flash is getting worse and worse, HTML5 is turning better and better. After Adobe Flash had lost its last change in Windows 8, it was a certain thing that HTML5 would begin a new era in Internet field. According to recent news, HTML5 will be finalized in 2014. In other words, HTML5 will be mature and powerful enough to replace Adobe Flash by 2014. Besides that, Adobe has also released Edge Tools for HTML5 development. It is the first big move executed by Adobe after it announced to switch its attentions from Adobe Flash to HTML5.

Edge Tools includes an interaction design tool, an inspection tool, a codec editor, a web design tool and a web font service, making it a favored choice to take full advantage of HTML5. Edge Tools will be provided for free in a short period and after that low-budget charge will be required for further using. Therefore, as Adobe Flash is declining, HTLML5 is stepping on its way to become an industry standard which users can make full of.

As Jelly Bean Rejects, Adobe Flash Retreats

What has happened to Adobe Flash in 2012? The new iPad had turned it down; Android mobile running Android 4.1 had abandoned it and even Windows 8 only desired to provide limited support to it. Today, bad news for Adobe Flash spread that Adobe Flash would not be available on Google Play store from August 15. In other words, no more Adobe Flash for Android mobile users in the future.

No mobile Flash for Jelly Bean

For Android mobile users who have installed mobile version of Adobe Flash before August 15, they can continue to enjoy the fun provided by Adobe Flash. However, they may fail to receive updates to mobile Flash quite often or get brand new functions of mobile Flash after Adobe decides to put more focus on HTML 5 last year.

In 2011, Adobe Flash surprisingly decided to cease further researches on Adobe Flash Player and paid more attention on HTML 5. It also announced that support to Android system above Ice Cream Sandwich would not be excluded in its plan. After Android 4.1 was presented along with Google Nexus 7, Jelly Bean turned out to be a favored choice for popular Android devices. This is a potential reason that why Google Play store turned Adobe Flash down.

Adobe Flash started its support to mobile running Android 2.2 and ended its support to mobile running Android 4.0. Till now, above 98.5% mobile are running systems within this range. Among them, mobiles running Android 2.3 account for 60.6%. Moreover, Adobe Flash is a necessity to watch online videos or play online Flash games. Consequently, users need to figure out other ways to play Flash game on Android mobile when they have mobiles running systems out of the range or when they fail to install mobile Flash on time.

As the dominator in the market, why does Adobe Flash fall into sudden death? The rising of HTML 5 is one reason and the mistakes made by Adobe Flash is another. There are several reasons that had led to the fall of Adobe Flash. For one thing, Adobe never took mobile market seriously which made mobile Flash far less powerful than its computer version. For another, Adobe got a wrong market strategy in the beginning by pricing money on mobile Flash while providing Adobe Flash for free on computers.

Starting from the rejection from Google Play store, Flash as a ubiquitous video standard on the mobile web will gradually cease to exist. However, good news for Adobe is that Adobe Air is seeing a promising market. Adobe Air is mostly used to turn Flash game to APK game for Android devices.

2 Essential Apps to Watch Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony on Android Mobile

As the sport event held every four years, Olympic Games never failed to draw the world’s attention. Just like the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 several days ago, the opening ceremony of each Olympics can always bring the world fantastic innovations and splendid performance. As the city with three successful Olympic bids, London successfully surprised the world with its opening ceremony.

However, due to time difference between different regions, many people failed to enjoy the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony. They might even fail to watch the rebroadcast of London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony. Therefore, YouTube video becomes their only way to get access to opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012.

Since the rapid development of mobile phone, watching the opening ceremony on android mobile becomes their favored choice. Android mobile users need five apps to watch Olympics matches in real time while two apps to watch the opening ceremony of Summer Olympics 2012 on YouTube.

I. Adobe Mobile Flash

Adobe Flash APK

Though the downhill Adobe Flash is rejected by Jelly Bean, it is still the supported by most android systems. As a necessary plug in for enjoying YouTube videos, Adobe Mobile Flash is an essential app for android users to watch opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 online. Adobe Mobile Flash also permits users to watch YouTube videos with full screen mode.

However, Adobe Mobile Flash can be merely applied to android mobiles with systems ranging from android 2.3 to android 4.o. What’s more, it is not as powerful as its computer version. Plus, watching 2012 Olympics opening ceremony online is date consuming which means users need to have appropriate data plans.

II. Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter

An easier and more economic way to watch London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony is to download the YouTube video and then convert the SWF file to MP4 video for android mobile. Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter is an app for PC, not for android mobile.

1. Find the YouTube video for the opening ceremony, then click “Share” button and choose “Embed” button. Check “Use old embed code” and then copy part of the URL address behind “value=” parameter.

Select URL

2. Download and launch Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter, click “Browser…” button and then choose “From URL” in the drop-down menu. After that, past the URL address to download the YouTube video.

Import SWF file

3. Click “Export” tab, check “Video” and then set the output file as MP4 video in the drop-down menu of “Style“.

Choose MP4 as output

4. Check “Settings” button in “Export” tab, then customize video parameters including video size, video codec, audio code, etc. for the android mobile.

Customize video

5. Click “Convert” tab, then choose “Play and Capture” to start capturing. When the video finishes, click “Finish” button to start the conversion process. After the conversion, android users can enjoy 2012 Olympics opening ceremony on mobile now.

Convert SWF to MP4

Those are the two apps to help android users to take pleasure in opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. Adobe Mobile Flash enables users to watch the opening ceremony on video websites like YouTube while Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter allows them to watch the ceremony offline.

3 Methods to Enjoy Flash Games with Android Mobile

Since the release of Google Nexus 7, increasing attention has been paid to the latest Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. Indeed, with open platform and friendly user interface, android mobile has soon become a mainstream in the marketplace since its release. Nowadays, android mobile and iPhone have gained over 60% of mobile market share, leaving the old ruler Nokia sighing behind.

It is estimated the 50 million units of Samsung Galaxy S3, the flagship of android mobile, have been sold in the second quarter, leaving the performance of iPhone far behind. Besides that, android mobile is also quite powerful in function. With the design of large display and responsive touch screen, android mobile can also be viewed as a good game console.

Unlike other games, Flash game is unique in design, funny in content and small in storage. One can always find the Flash version of popular games like Angry Birds and Super Mario. Therefore, with low CPU occupancy and little storage usage, Flash game is fit for android mobile. This post will present three ways to play Flash games with android mobile.

1. Adobe Flash APK

Adobe Flash APK

Though Jelly Bean has officially refused to support Adobe Flash, android mobiles with lower systems can still run Adobe Flash. After being rejected by Apple products, Adobe Flash has spent quite a long time with android mobile. Consequently, Adobe Flash APK has become an important app for android mobiles.

With Adobe Flash APK, android mobile users can either play online Flash games or enjoy the games after downloading Flash games from the Internet. However, android mobiles with systems higher than v4.0 or lower than v2.0 will not be supported by Adobe Flash. Moreover, since the mobile version of Adobe Flash is not as powerful as computer version, one may fail to enjoy Flash games with larger storage occupancy.

2. Scaleform

Scaleform

According to CNET, Scaleform is an app developed by Autodesk that enables android users to convert Flash games to android mobile games. It is said that the program is able to read Flash data and interpret it as mobile apps. What users get to do is just to download the Flash games they want to make for android mobile and then import it to Scaleform. In less than an hour, the Flash game will be deployed. Of course, users need to get Scaleform with a price tag of $295.

3. Convert Flash to APK

Flash to APK

As is known to all, games running on android mobiles are usually APK files. There are some advantages of converting Flash to APK files. For one thing, android mobile users can get rid of the trouble of compatibility issues; for another, android mobile users can better enjoy the Flash games. However, professional knowledge on both Flash and android system are required in this method.

Actually, plenty of tools can help users to convert Flash to APK file for android mobiles. If one is familiar with Flash CS5, he can export the Flash game as an APK file after installing a plug in named Air for Android. If one is familiar with Java, he can convert Flash game to APK with Java.

Therefore, those are the three methods to help users to play Flash games on android mobile. Simple as the first method is, it fails to support Flash games flawlessly. The second method is better with less knowledge required, but it is quite costly. As for the third method, it calls for too much professional knowledge. Consequently, android mobile users shall choose the method that best fit them.