I just found out that iPad runs iPhone OS that does not support Flash.
If i'm right in thinking, Adobe are currently developing their own version of mobile compatible software, although the name escapes me (could even be just another version of Flash)
But currently no, it isn't supported.
Flash Player 10.1 is Flash Player 10, designed primarily for mobile device use. And Adobe is getting it on devices by partnering w/ people via the Open Screen Project.
I believe "AIR Mobile" will allow ative app development on devices using Adobe Flash Platform technologies; however as far as I know the only company that has announced for it is the Blackberry folks.
Unfortunately, Apple is not part of the Open Screen Project; and it is not believed that the iPhone browser will support Flash.
As I understand, iPad wil not support flash.
To bad, because it looks very interesting.
It's called 'Slider'!
From that page:
...and the notion of resolution-independent sizing to deal with screen-size variations.
What? How are screen size variations specific to mobile devices? I certainly hope this makes it to vanilla Flex 4.
It's a totally pointless petition - as has already been discussed on loads of threads, Apple only wants Flash off the iphone/ipad/iwhatever because Apple makes money from the appstore, not from letting people make apps for free.
Well, they have relented on things in the past, if enough people want
it. They also need the iPad to be a success, and it has by no means a
guaranteed market, Flash is one of the things that will give potential
customers pause, particularly if it is made an issue, so there is
scope, I believe, for a bit of people power in this instance.
A lack of flash hasn't been a problem for the iPhone and it won't be a problem for apple until other popular, competitive devices emerge that do support flash and flash is seen as an important feature for a device.
At the moment the lack of flash on the i***** has resulted in a development bonanza in non-flash technologies on the iphone. Apple really showed how inept and complacent the telephone manufacturers had become. They are still playing catch-up and despite the iphone having been out for some time there is still no universal platform for development like flash across manufacturers - probably the closest thing is mobile java. Google are probably going to give the phone manfufacturers a good kicking in the coming years and are probably wondering if they can pull the same trick as Apple if they get big enough.
I'd love to see Flash on the i***, but people are already voting by buying iphones that not having flash isn't a detterrent - it's not as though there are a lack of applications. Flash not being on the ipad is not an issue for consumers - it's just an issue for developers and technology companies.
Adobe are supporting a flash to i** development path. I think Adobe should hope that the reverse isn't true..
[edit: yes, I do know about flashlite, etc]
Not Supporting Flash is the business interest and the way APPle deals with competition, I know its unhealthy but , nothing you can do, so that petition means nothing at all.
This forum thread is pretty old, but, Flex running on iPad is becoming a reality. Check out Christophe's blog from today with a video of Flex running on an iPad 2.
Forgive my ignorance, but Christohpe's post is very short on details...
1) Is this "Hero" we are seeing demonstrated?
2) If so, will these abilities be in the first release of Flex Hero?
3) If not, can you provide details on just what it is Adobe is working on here and when it will be available?
4) This all requires AIR, correct?
5) The demo shows a Galaxy Tab. Is the Tab running the stock Android 2.2 OS?
Thanks for any answers.