War of the worlds: Flash and Apple

Flash, Apple, Ignore

It’s not a secret that Apple mobile devices don’t read Flash or Silverlight. I always thought that Apple products are creative platforms with enhanced user experience and nice design, however right now Apple really limiting creativity for designers and developers by its inability to play flash animation.
Ok, we can live without Flash banners, but how about Flash games which are so popular on Facebook or flash business applications that been around for years. At the end all we have  is three choices 1: start getting rid of flash completely to support Apple devices 2: Wait for HTML5 to arrive which is promising to embed links for video, audio, flash, etc, so there no plug ins required 3: Think of Apple as an arrogant company and just ignore their inability to read the flash files. The last one will be hard to do I tell you that!

Smart use of Flash

Yahoo 7 Election Calendar
Yahoo 7 Interactive Election Campaign Calendar

Yahoo 7 Election 2010 Seats
Seats by Yahoo 7

Election 2010 News.com.au

Watch Your Vote by News.com.au

Election 2010 The Australian
The Australian Live Election 2010

Well, Flash technology is not always about the funky animation. It can be used as a smart tool to present the information in interactive and exciting way. During the Election 2010 media organisations around Australia had their own go with this technology. Yahoo 7 and News Corporation literally explained to the audience what’s creativity and passion for technology can do together if smartly used.