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Flash Comes To the iPhone Via App 182

An anonymous reader writes "While the HTML5 and Flash standard debate rages, Apple, a major promoter of HTML5, has allowed its iOS devices to run Flash videos. Apple has given approval to an app developed by Skyfire that translates Flash code into HTML5. According to CNN, when a user clicks on a Flash video the Skyfire app downloads the Flash video on Skyfire's server where the video is decoded and then encoded in HTML5 and is delivered to an iOS device. The app is embedded in the Safari browser."
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Flash Comes To the iPhone Via App

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  • High School Principle: Hello, Mr. Timmerman?
    Mr. Timmerman: Yes, speaking.
    High School Principle: This is the principle at Luther High School and I am calling about your son Frederick.
    Mr. Timmerman: Why what has Fred done?
    High School Principle: Are you aware your son owns and operates an iPhone on school grounds?
    Mr. Timmerman: Yes but he is not to use it during class hours, it's just for security. I'll have a talk with him when I get home ...
    High School Principle: Are you aware that sometime today an app called 'Skyfire' allowed iPhone users to access Flash video.
    Mr. Timmerman: Oh. My. God. Where is Fred, is he okay? You confiscated the iPhone, right? Please just hold him in a locked room and I will leave work right now and come pick him up.
    High School Principle: I'm afraid we don't know where he is, Mr. Timmerman. It was not discovered he had access to Flash materials until he sat down during first period, continually grinning at his phone. The instructor noticed and asked him to put it away and at that point your son snarled and knocked the teacher out of the way exhibiting some super human strength -- possibly hepped up on caffeine pills [].
    Mr. Timmerman: No you don't understand, we're good Christians, my son hasn't been taught any sex education yet, if he's exposed to porn he ...
    High School Principle: Again, I'm so very sorry Mr. Timmerman, according to our counselor's estimates it's now noon and your son escaped at the beginning of the day so he is probably in Tijuana right now so strung out on heroin that he has to mainline it under his eye. If you don't get to him soon, he will certainly be dead before the weekend.
    Mr. Timmerman: *gasps*
    High School Principle: Also, there's one more thing. A few of the other kids heard your son extolling Skyfire ... some of them own iPhones that are now being confiscated but should another incident occur the parents may have a negligence suit brought against you.
    Mr. Timmerman: My God. All this ... all this because of ... FLASH VIDEO! Damn you, Adobe, damn you all to hell!
    High School Principle: I'm sorry Mr. Timmerman, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family but especially your son. The poor poor victim of FLASH VIDEO.
  • by noidentity ( 188756 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @11:16AM (#34113200)

    High School Principle: This is the principle at Luther High School and I am calling about your son Frederick.

    A talking principle? In my day, they were just conceptual. My how things have advanced.

  • by BitZtream ( 692029 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @11:19AM (#34113240)

    So, contrary to what the title and the summary say, this has nothing to do with 'flash on the iPhone' and everything to do with 'some company is transcoding flash video to h264 and sending it off to the iPhone.

    Apple hasn't 'allowed' iOS devices to run anything new, someone is transcoding.

    There is no 'app embedded in Safari browser'

    Did I miss the memo that said slashdot was going to start accepting submissions from people who have no clue what they are talking about, and clearly have no idea what the fuck they are talking about from a technical stand point?

    This isn't fucking new or newsworthy, what the hell is wrong with you CmdrTaco, why the hell did you approve such a retarded summary and story? Do I need to add you to the ignore list along with timothy and kdawson now?

  • by MagicM ( 85041 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @11:24AM (#34113316)

    My guess is that the answer is "yes". Everyone who tried it hasn't reported back yet because they're, um, busy.

  • by mysidia ( 191772 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @11:43AM (#34113606)

    Sorry, the following video could not be displayed. Reason: Porn on the iPhone is illegal, you have violated the app store user agreement. Apple black ops will be descending on your house shortly to exercise Apple's right under page 26994 of your contract, and confiscate all your iPhones.

    P.S. No. This does not allow you to cancel your ATT iPhone wireless agreement or data plan without an early termination charge.

  • by mrsteveman1 ( 1010381 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @11:59AM (#34113880)

    The word you are looking for is principal.

    You've never talked to a principle before? They're very set in their ways.

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