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Designers pushed to abandon Flash due to iPhone, iPad

A number of designers are being asked by their clients to ensure that their websites are iPhone- and iPad-compatible, forcing them to abandon Flash for development use in those cases, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Since the iPad came out we’ve had a lot of clients say that they just don’t want Flash on their sites,” said Chantelle Simoes, vice president at CA-based Ninth Degree Inc., which has built websites for Sanyo and NASA. She added that should the trend continue, the 10-person firm will need to hire workers experienced in iPhone development. The report cites several other cases in which designers and companies have needed to look beyond Flash to reach iPhone and iPad users, including Sports Illustrated, which recently launched a new web app built on HTML5 technologies. “We’re going forward on more than one front,” said Terry McDonnell, editor of Sports Illustrated Group. “The last thing that we want to do is make some decision that we’re not sure about.” Cruise line company Carnival launched a new, Flash-free home page last year due to the iPhone, and is unlikely to continue using Adobe’s tech on other projects due to Apple’s stance. “The iPhone and iPad have made us take a look at alternatives” to publishing in Flash, said Jordan Corredera, director and general manager of Carnival’s online business.

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Comments

1

It’s sad, but understandable that web sites are caving in.  Steve Jobs’ extortion plot to eliminate Flash is working as planned.

Posted by Jeff on May 22, 2010 at 8:05 AM (PDT)

2

You say that like it’s a bad thing to challenge the stranglehold that Adobe have enjoyed on web media delivery for all these years?

Two sides to every story.

Posted by haggis on May 22, 2010 at 8:42 AM (PDT)

3

Hiring more workers is good thing!

Posted by Benjamin on May 23, 2010 at 3:32 AM (PDT)

4

I don’t think Apple has won, but the internet has.

Posted by Daniel Neves on June 7, 2010 at 12:03 AM (PDT)

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