Daring Fireball Asks: Should Adobe Ship a Jailbreak iPhone Version of Flash Player?
Gruber links over to the question of Should Adobe Ship a Jailbreak iPhone Version of Flash Player? and my answer would be "yes", with the reasoning behind that being that it will either prove Apple very right or very wrong, as there are really only two scenarios:
- It will crash and burn horribly, as the Android flash demo which crashed repeatedly, or the battery life of the flash-enabled tablet. Apple will be all "ha, we told you we were right" and people will go "oh, maybe flash isn't something we need on our portable devices"
- Adobe will pull a rabbit out of a hat and you get some magical framework that doesn't drain your battery or burn your leg when it runs, and your wife/gf/bf/husband can now play their clicky games. Apple would then say "that's all good, but we already have HTML5 that does all that already, what about mouseovers huh!?" and people will continue to bitch about Apple while continuing to buy the product and/or jailbreak (or on a long shot, move towards Android/etc and force Apple to innovate more/better.
Posted by Arcterex at May 18, 2010 11:30 AM