I came across some site requiring flash, too. But still, I didn't care. It was just some random site I checked out and if I had wanted to view its content, I could have checked on my Laptop. But it wasn't important to me.
The only thing I found dumb were the people putting that webpage up, ignoring that there are devices not showing flash content.
The kindle can be used to browse the web, too. Does it support flash? Ooops, it doesn't even show color (like my dedicated ebook readers from Sony). But for that I have my iPad.
There's a gadget for that...
iPad is great for what it is. All other things I can do on my laptop or workstation at the office (in a position not as nearly as comfortable as sitting on my sofa, bistro, balcony, ...)
:) :) :)
There are a few sites I hit that use Flash and I'm having to skip them over when using my iPad. This makes me :(. I understand why Apple want to avoid it, but the bottom line is I'd like to have the choice to use Flash with my iPad if I want to. I'd like to be able to view the interweb as it is now, not how it may be in a few years.
Did you know that it didn't have flash when you got it?
That's where I pay mine. And the adult sites are no problem either. Thanks for the help.
Funny, I haven't thought about flash for ages and today sees this thread and reports of a zero day vulnerability in the latest version (PCWorld & Macworld).
Find I'm totally indifferent to it's success/demise........
Yep, I knew it didn't support it (unless hacked). But I love it for what it is - I just wish it was a tad more flexible in certain areas, (Flash being one of them).
I am glad you did your homework before getting the iPad.
Once JB, flash is supported? I hadn't heard that one....
I have hit a couple of sites that use flash but nothing that stopped me doing what I wanted. Probably the worst was Odean Cinemas, here in the UK. They use a flash app to let you select your seats. No flash and it pops up a message to that effect, but there is an HTML version, just the link is pretty well hidden. Other than that no issues really.
Oh and as a web developer who uses JW player (excellent flash movie player), I just heard they have an HTML 5 version in beta testing. Examples on their support site and they work great on the iPad. We'll be moving our clients to this version as soon as it is full release. (and no I don't work for Longtail, just a starving web developer who likes their product).
Well - not "Adobe Flash" but "Frash". It's a hack, and while it's far from perfect, it's a step in the right direction (for some people). Google "flash running on ipad".
Originally Posted by SweetPoison
I'd love to see the ability to enable/disable Flash as needed. Online apps like Sumo Paint would be a blast to use on the iPad.
Personally, I got the iPad for several reasons. I wanted to have a portable portfolio to show off my photography. I wanted to have a digital sketchbook (Brushes and Sketchbook Pro have been great thus far). I wanted to have streaming Netflix in the palm of my hands! :D Everything thing else is gravy for me. My 3 year old son loves it for movies and games, and I'm enjoying ebook reading. I've also found a few other ways to apply it to my business over the last week and I'm sure I'll find more uses.
So the bottom line is, it's a great device for me, I just wish it did a little more in certain areas.
Not true...they are all going html5 now. All a lack of flash does is frees you from advertising.
Originally Posted by Joker