We're developing Flex solutions for clients, and one of our
clients asked about their customers and what happened if they have
Flash either not installed at all or Flash content blocked. This
could be for (real or perceived) security reasons, or this could be
to keep employees from viewing sites like YouTube or Flash gaming
sites. This could be a deal-breaker to us because if the client
isn't convinced that all their customers can use Flash, they will
not use Flex at all.
So have any of you encountered these kind of problems? What
do you do in that case - how can you convince a customer to either
install Flash or unblock it for your Flex solution? I mean you
don't know what infrastructure a client has and whether blocking
"bad Flash content" (YouTube, games etc.) and letting "good Flash
content" (our Flex apps) through is an option at all.
What we did before is I created an interface in Flex and made
it all cool, then someone else in my same dept. wrote a similar,
but not-as-cool .Net version that would be accessible to all
Kinda sucks, but that's what we did.