Neither the Apple iPhone nor the iPad officially support the Adobe Flash video format; a decision that’s frustrated many users, despite the introduction of alternative browsers.
And neither Adobe nor Apple appeared willing to compromise... until Thursday last week.
Browser company Skyfire has launched the first mobile browser for the Apple iPhone that offers access to videos designed for the Adobe Flash Player. It converts the videos into the H.264 video codec, which – unlike Adobe Flash – is supported by the iPhone and iPod touch.
Mark Bridge writes:
Mark Zuckerberg's girlfriend breaks up with him acrimoniously. So off he goes and creates Facebook. Yes, there's nothing like an insult to fire up the creativity. Well, that's certainly what the plot of The Social Network would like you to think.
And, you know, it's got a point. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that sticking two fingers up at the opposition seems to be the new way of doing business.
Less than six months after launching its Android application, mobile browser company Skyfire says over one million consumers have downloaded the Skyfire mobile browser to their Android phones. Skyfire is currently in the top 0.02% of all products in the Android Marketplace.
Adobe Systems has announced the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for mobile devices, following the availability of a beta product. It means that websites with Flash applications, animation and other audiovisual content will now be viewable on compatible smartphones.