Will Adobe Flash Disrupt the Mobile Ecosystem?
Feb 15, 2010 11:29 AM –
Flash on the web has been the dominate medium for rich media experiences; seen in video streaming sites like YouTube and Vimeo, interactive websites, online ads and thousands of online games. With the release of Adobe’s latest version of Flash, they plan to target most mobile platforms (excluding iPhone for the time being) using Adobe AIR. Adobe AIR has been traditionally known for delivering desktop applications, now with exportability to mobile phone platforms like Android and RIM Blackberry rumored as second.
One great benefit of this is for developers and consumers will be the ease of portability between various mobile platforms. Using a medium common to most all computers to deliver content will break some proprietary barriers. However this is a direct conflict with companies who run app store ecosystems.
Besides may excuses Apple eludes to (performance, battery drain and bugs) their strong hold on the App Store would be threatened by allowing Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads.