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does ipad support java and flash?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by riamo, Dec 19, 2010.

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    hello,

    I am looking into getting ipad for work but need to be able to surf java and flash based websites. would the ipad allow me to do this?

    If not built in - are there any apps or mods that will allow me to?


    thanks!
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    iPad does not have flash....Steve Jobs doesn't like flash. There may be an app that will allow flash....read the iPad News for info on it. The jury is still out if it works or not.

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    Flash: No.

    As CMfox explained, Steve Jobs have a problem with Flash.

    Point of note: Can anyone explain what is the problem with this? What's Job's option of Flash? Why do he don't like it?

    Java: I don't know. Haven't heard anything about this part. Can anyone still answer riamo's question about this part?
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    I guess HTML 5 is faster that flash, and this tech will be the trend for web videos...
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    It will take a significant amount of time (years) before HTML5 replaces Flash completely (if ever).

    The iPad supports LIMITED Javascript, seems most school websites that use Java don't work fully with the iPad.
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    Of course it isn't like flash works real great on my droid too...
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    Could it be that Flash allows executables that have not been vetted (not to mention purchased) through the AppStore?

    The official rationale could be that this is is a security issue. It also breaches the "walled garden" of course.
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    It doesn't work as it should. I wish it would work :(
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    Any alternate apps for flash? I heard cloud browse but it's not free anymore. Any other free?
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    Now countless sales people point to Apple's rival Android tablets and say "it is not an iPad but at least it does Flash". Not sure that level of advertising was what Steve had in mind. Flash does what it is made to do, it works and works fine. People point at the load time on flash websites so it takes a bit of time to load Flash content it is better than not content at all. I own a Samsung Captivate watched a YouTube video comparing it to the iPhone 4. The comment was see all these blank squares this is how the iPhone 4 displays flash, "I would gladly trade a bit in lag to see the content"
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    Not to mention that you can simply set the flash plugin to "on demand" and then it doesn't ever load flash until you tap on a flash box and enable it. This makes browsing fast at all times, and enabled flash whenever you need it. See a video in a new article you want to watch? Tap the box with the flash icon and wait a second for the video to load. Perfect implementation.
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    If you say so. Flash just crashes my android browser....

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    Doesn't crash my Android browser. Not 100% flawless, but it works most of the time, which is a lot more often than it works on the iPad.
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    I have a Palm Pre and it doesn't support Flash either.
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    There is a very popular app for the iPhone that converts Flash content to HTML 5. It is being upgraded and they say an iPad version is coming out soon. What it does is acts as a translater as you are watching. Do not discount Jobs' attack on the use of Flash. The lack of Flash support in iPhones and iPads has decreased its use significantly. And the poor performance in Android devices only makes it more likely that people will move away from Flash.

    The problem many people has with Flash is that it is bloated, quirky software and is constantly needing upgrades. It has been responsible for numerous LOS attacks. It serves a purpose, but remember that Steve Jobs is a perfectionist, and a minimalist. Flash offends both of those ideals. And the love/hate relationship with Adobe, does not help the situation.
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    If Steve Jobs is a perfectionist, then why is iTunes a disaster? 4-24 hours to backup an iPad is not "perfection". Steve Jobs just doesn't want flash games or video on the ipad when he can sell you games and video. Flash is not as bad as any Apple person makes it out to be. The app that converts flash to HTML5 is called Skyfire. They released their ipad app tonight. It is no where near as good as flash. It seriously degrades the quality of the video it converts. Its as good as we got now, but its still awful even in comparison to my cell phone, which is pathetic.
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    Back up in 10 minutes max

    I am confused I have a 32 gb wifi iPad plus 2 iPhones back up is max 10 minutes with 40 plus applications plus music photos and movies on all devices I have a MacBook running snow leopard. I also have tested win 7 and similar results. I am not jail broken on any devices. I suggest you restore your iPad and or reinstall your os as something else is causing the problem. I understand their are issues on some pc's with iTunes however not every one is having that problem.
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    The transition is going to be irritating, but I am convinced that Flash is on its last legs, just like floppy drives, Scuzzy, and serial/printer ports.
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    Speak for yourself :) I still use floppy drives.
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    Cloud Browser is an useful app which lets you access and browse websites with Flash and Java applications on you iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.


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