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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.

Top 4 Alternative Apps to Adobe Flash Player for iPad Mini

In recent months, the releasing of Android tablets like Kindle Fire HD and Windows 8 tablets like Samsung ATIV Tab has threated the dominance of The new iPad. Therefore, in an attempt to consolidate its dominance in tablet market, Apple is about to release iPad Mini, the small-size iPad. However, as a device designed to provide users extraordinary entertaining experience, iPad Mini may not be that flawless in function.

It is known that Apple hates Adobe Flash while YouTube loves Adobe Flash. Therefore, iPad Mini users who happen to be Flash lovers or YouTube fans may feel disappointed because they can neither view Flash with iPad Mini nor gain access to YouTube video with iPad Mini. The situation is extremely troublesome after YouTube app has been removed from iOS 6 devices like iPad Mini. To some extent, finding methods to play Flash on iPad Mini is concerned by most iPad Mini users. Therefore, this post will list top 4 alternative apps to Adobe Flash Player for iPad Mini.

1. Alternative App for iPad Mini: Skyfire

Skyfire

As a web browser for iPad Mini, Skyfire is an alternative app designed to help users unlock Flash content in the Apple device or on YouTube. As a cloud based mobile browsing app, Skyfire is able to translate those Flash movies to iPad Mini friendly videos in a short time. In other words, it functions like an online Flash for iPad Mini converter. However it doesn’t support all video sites and it costs users about 4.99 dollars.

2. Alternative App for iPad Mini: iSwifter

iSwifter

Similar to Skyfire, iSwfiter is an iPad Mini app designed to replace Adobe Flash Player. The app is capable of converting Flash movies on YouTube to HTML5 based videos so that iPad Mini can gain access to them. To this extent, it functions equally the same as a powerful Flash to HTML5 converter. As an iPad Mini app with better compatibility than Skyfire, iSwifter is provided for free in the first seven days. After the trial period, 4.99 dollars is what one needs to pay.

3. Alternative App for iPad Mini: Gianduia

Gianduia

As the rumored Flash Player killer, Gianduia was first recognized by the world in 2009 as Apple’s choice to replace Adobe Flash Player. However, till now, the loftily-expected app is still staying in the laboratory. Theoretically, Gianduia will function equally if not more powerful as Adobe Flash Player in playing Flash files or handling YouTube videos. According to the latest iPad Mini rumors, Gianduia may first appear in the latest iPad tablet. Once the rumor is proven to be true, iPad Mini users can enjoy Flash freely with their devices.

4. Alternative App for iPad Mini: iOSFlashVideo

iOSFlashVideo

Though iOSFlashVideo is neither a web browser nor a media player, it enables users to enjoy Flash files with iPad Mini freely as well. As a bookmarklet, iOSFlashVideo only works when users have installed OPlayer beforehand. To play YouTube video on iPad Mini with this app, users need to save the page as a bookmark, open the bookmark, choose iOSFlashVideo, delete all the characters before “javascript” and hit “Done” button. Though the operation may be quite complicated, the app is provided for free.