Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Adobe Opens Up About Apple, HTML5 and Flash [VIDEO]

Adobe Opens Up About Apple, HTML5 and Flash [VIDEO]

Adobe Flash has been in the spotlight recently, and not for the right reasons. Now the company has opened up on the the iPad, iPhone and HTML5 debate in an exclusive interview with Mashable.

Fewer than two months ago, Apple revealed the iPad to the world. And while the company's highly anticipated device included a lot of features, Flash wasn't one of them.

A war of words soon erupted over the the multimedia plugin, with Flash responding to Apple and Steve Jobs ranting about Flash, stating that "the world is moving to HTML5."

What does Adobe think of all of this recent talk? Does Adobe see HTML5 as a potential rival to Flash? What about Apple's animosity towards Flash? All of these questions needed answering.

Notes: Interview with Aaron Filner

To get Adobe's side of the story, I traveled to Adobe System's San Francisco office to speak with Aaron Filner, the group product manager for the Flash platform. I'm going to let the video below do the majority of the talking, but I did want to highlight some key notes and takeaways from our conversation:

- The "battle" between HTML5 and Flash is a "misperception." They have co-existed for a while, Mr. Filner said, and Adobe has invested in helping extend HTML's technology.

- Adobe thinks the mobile web has gone in two directions: the open web via the browser and the application store.

- On Apple: It's Apple's decision whether or not it wants to support Flash. For now, it is supporting developers creating Flash-based apps for the iPhone app store.

- There has been some di...


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for keeping your comments clean and friendly. CPAUG reserves the right to remove posts at its discretion but makes no guarantee of comment moderation.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.