Adobe hits back at Apple iPad
In case you didn’t know, the new, soon to be available Apple iPad doesn’t support Flash. Not a bad thing in my view as Flash is a memory hog, drains batteries and isn’t the most standards compliant technology out there. It is also a proprietary Adobe technology rather than an open standard. Apple claim these points as reasons not to support it on their mobile devices, although the latter point is a little hypocritical when coming from Apple.
Many people hope that the increasing popularity of Apple’s mobile devices in the form of the iPhone, iPod Touch and the new iPad will pressure website and content providers to provide their content in a form that doesn’t require Flash. YouTube is already moving in this direction and is experimenting with HTML5 to deliver its videos and others will follow suit as more an more users demand it.
Adobe seem to be hitting back though in conjunction with HP and their up and coming tablet device – obviously inspired by the iPad! Let the tablet wars begin!