The Real Reason Why Apple iPad and Flash Can not Work Together – Touchscreen Interaction?

A news said that according to a senior Flash developer, the main reason why flash is always eliminated by Apple, from iPhone to the latest iPad, is because the current Flash websites can not function normally on touch screen devices, and this problem can not be solved easily by either Apple, Adobe or new hardware.


Flash interactive content developer Morgan Adams said the main reason Flash can not operate on touch screen devices is because Apple lacks the necessary Flash technology deployment on its own products, including the newly-published iPad. On the contrary, some earlier reports said Apple was not willing to adopt Flash technology is because it occupies too much system resources, reduces phone performance, consumes a lot of power and collapses often.

The insiders indicate that although the above problems do exist, Adams is correct. The most current Flash games, menus and video players do require a visible cursor. These Flash components need to be triggered by mouse slip or actual click, which is quite popular in interactive design, and very important for Flash content as well. It is not necessarily to develop Flash content exclusively for touch screen, but we still can! People have to ensure that the existing Flash websites are running well first.

Therefore, you can imagine how awkward the Flash developers are when their self-developed flash websites can not be running on iPhone. However, there is a solution, develop the websites using the WebKit browser kernel CSS animation function. Desktop computer users can still use Flash, and through CSS animation technology, iPhone users also can see the same animation effects.

In our daily life, there are just some simple tips that can enable you to watch Flash on iPhone, iPad, etc without struggling between Apple and Adobe! Check this handy SWF to iPad Converter to know how!


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