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Flash Player Coming to the iPhone March 19, 2008

Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
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Well, here’s another reason why I may consider getting an iPhoneAdobe‘s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, recently spoke about developing a Flash player for the iPhone during the Adobe Q1 investor relations call. Narayen said:

“Well, you know, we really believe that Flash is synonymous with the Internet and frankly anybody who wants to browse the Web and experience the Web in all its glory really needs Flash support. I mean, we were very excited about the announcement from Windows mobile adoption of Flash on their devices and the fact that we’ve shipped a half billion devices now, non-PC devices — so we’re also committed to bringing the Flash experience to the iPhone and we’ll work with Apple. We’ve evaluated the SDK we can now start to develop the Flash Player ourselves. And, we think it benefits our joint customers so we want to work with Apple to bring that capability to the device.”

Now, I won’t claim the iPhone is the ultimate eLearning/mLearning tool, but the addition of the Flash player certainly gives it TONS more possibilities. I just hope they find a way to make it easy on developers (ex. no special licensing). And I hope it’s a full version of the Flash player, not a lite version.

Found via Silke’s blog. Read the full scoop at the Flash Devices blog.

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1. Brent Schlenker - March 20, 2008

After watching the video announcing the SDK release, I am now convinced it IS the ultimate mLearning tool. The range of options is endless. I’ve heard nothing but WOW! from developers that the SDK is easy, easy, easy, and solid. The restrictions are minor, and in my opinion help keep out the potential for harm.
The only problem now is waiting until JUNE to get the upgrade.
Adobe will work it out. LIke they said, they worked it out with Microsoft, so they’ll work it out with Apple. Who would of thought Microsoft would let Flash on their mobile platform when they are trying to get Silverlight off the ground.
Good times are comin’! :-)


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