Cross posted from JustAGovy
So here’s a completely random thought. I happening to catch an article about the new message Adobe presents on it’s site when you visit it from an iPhone. Yes, seems Adobe is a bit ticked off at Apple…still. But what if there’s a good reason Apple isn’t moving on the addition of Flash to the iPhone? What if they’re building their own “Flash-like” technology?
You’ve heard the talk about comic books, and regular books, on the iPhone and maybe the iTablet. Well, in my mind to have any book act fluid, quickly turn pages, and probably even have the pages flip just like you’re turning a real book…then some Flash-like technology is probably desired. Flash doesn’t run too well on a Mac (as the article points out). So why not do what Apple does best and just create something just as fluid and showcase it with a new product. Hell, Microsoft has Silverlight, Adobe has Flash, why can’t Apple have “iFlow?” (totally made up product name, but I like it).
Additionally, Apple would probably offer its iFlow technology to developers for use in their own products. We all know how Apple is able to push their own products and make them ubiquitous. I suspect that when they unleash the “iTablet” they’ll also introduce their new Flash-like product that will be fully integrated into the iTablet and pushed as an upgrade to iPhones and iTouches. There will probably also be some Apple product that converts Flash movies into iFlow movies with a few clicks to ease the pain of developers converting their sites to a new format.
That’s my prediction. There you have it. Take it or leave it.
Note: This post is of my own personal opinion and is not endorsed or supported by any local, state, or federal government agency.