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Why isn’t there a flash app for the mobile phone browsers

Posted: July 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

I’ve been using the blackberry storm for almost a year now and have also played around with my brothers iPhone during the same period so what I have found most interesting about these two mobile phones is the fact that they both don’t support flash on their mobile browsers. Now why is that – or have I not been searching hard enough?

Using flash is very common for most digital signage players/systems and ideally we would like this to be available on all browsers (both for PC and mobile).

Are you aware of any upcoming flash development/releases for the mobile phone browsers?

Feel free to submit your answer as a comment.


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  • July 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm DigitalSignageBlog

    Hi mark,

    Thanks for your reply. I do hope that apple comes out with its own “flash” version that complies with their own terms.

    Is this the same case for the blackberry?

  • July 20, 2009 at 9:35 pm Mark Jackson

    The iphone as apple have defined does not allow any sort of programming language to be installed on it. flash includes actionscript a javascript language and it therefor violates Apples terms. This is unlikely to change in the near term. This is going to limit severely the applicability of the iPhone to digital signage.