Apps iOS News, adobe flash, apple, apps, HTML5, ipads, iphones, steve jobs, video, VideoQ — July 29, 2011 11:04 — 0 Comments
New app allows flash video on iPhones and iPads
Despite several attempts at
The main problem is a rule in the iPhone developer agreement that stipulates that iPhone and iPad apps must be coded with
Critics complain that Apple is depriving consumers of choice, because Flash apps that could have been on the iPhone will never see the light of day.
Supporters of Apple’s decision, including Jobs, say the move was necessary to retain quality of apps in the App Store and nimbleness of updating the platform.
Is there a solution, other than jailbreaking your phone and installing dodgy flash software?
According to PCWorld.com, there’s a new app, Skyfire’s VideoQ app, launched today [annoyingly it appears to be available only in the US] in the iOS App store that converts Flash videos to HTML5, making them playable on iPhones and iPads.
And unlike the Skyfire browser, VideoQ allows users to stick with Safari or another browser while queuing up Flash videos for later consumption, says reporter Jared Newman.
In his review of the app he says: “I gave the app a quick spin on an iPhone 3GS. As advertised, a full episode from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show’s website worked fine, but video quality and frame rate could have been better.
“I also experienced delays of about 20 seconds before videos started playing, because the conversion process takes time, and some video sources, such as Hulu, are blocked. One other gripe: There’s no way to rewind or fast forward video playback.”
Newman also discovered that registering your
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