Flash Animation and Mobile Websites

If you’re thinking of redeveloping your existing website and are thinking about adding some Adobe Flash features for “cool factor,” here’s something to think about.

For some time now, there’s been frustration between Apple product consumers and the creators, regarding Flash on websites and mobile devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. While many consumers have waiting for Apple to adopt Flash for these products before making a purchase, others have bought the products anyway, but are often frustrated that they’re still haven’t been any updates to cure the problem… and now it looks like there won’t be a cure anytime soon.

Apple founder, Steve Jobs, released a letter on apple.com today, announcing his reasoning for this issue to stay as is, not adopting Flash for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

In short, Jobs claims Flash drains the battery of mobile devices; it’s not very good for multi-touch operation; and its performance, reliability and security are all substandard. It’s also a proprietary system, and while Jobs admits that their mobile OS is also proprietary, he claims that web standards should be open, like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

It’s important to read and understand the nature of this topic if you’re looking to develop a website in a mobile version and are hoping to add Flash to your mobile sites. Take into consideration that while your desktop view may be lovely, your mobile version will continue to lack chunks of developed space and messaging due to this issue.

Click here for more about Adobe and Apple and the reasons why Adobe Flash will continue to be unavailable on 3 of the major web-browsing devices, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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