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Adobe Flash on iPad Demo: iPhone iOS 4 support coming

Are you still praying that Flash support comes to the Apple iPad in the future? It may happen sooner than you think – just check out this pretty smart Flash application for the iPad, which has been ported over from Android.

As reported from Redmondpie, the port is appropriately named ‘Frash’ and has been created by well known iPhone community hacker Comex. Frash uses a compatibility layer to run most Flash programs natively in the MobileSafari browser, the video below shows you just how smooth flash is running on the iPad.

At the moment, this port is for iPad only, but the report confirms that support for iOS 4 is also planned in the future – iPhone 4 anyone? The good news is that this port will be available to download soon, when the program is ‘stable’. In the meantime, developers are welcome to help with the project at this link.

Watch the video and let us know your thoughts on this. It looks quite promising doesn’t it?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Arrrrg

There will be a competing device, using Linux I'm told – released sometime in 2011. There was a Tech Update featuring it last month. Its a few hundred dollars less than an Ipad – downside is its made in India

Jason C
Jason C

Flash needs to be sorted , with apple helping not hindering ! They knew it would be a problem . Give the people what they want . And the lady at the start ….WTF are you on ?

Hugoss
Hugoss

As random pointed out, this is all about money and control. If there was an option to turn on or off flash on the iPad, does anybody seriously think that people would want to turn it off to save battery power? I am sitting in a cafe with my iPad trying to view a flash site, I now have to go to work just to view the site – hugely inconvenient. The battery power on the iPad is extremely good, no way would make even a dent in it. Thank you to hackers that will eventually create a workaround and… Read more »

Adey Jarvis

the issue is that flash should die. i love the fact that now people can't use flash to deliver crappy 'experiences' they have to think properly about design, interaction, content and delivery. Roll on innovation.

If Flash was about control and bottom line then why would apple so openly and positively support HTML 5.

Flash is bad technology that is no good for touch-enabled mobile devices with limited battery life.

Random
Random

Ron is correct, the issue is control, and MONEY.

If the ipad and iphone had flash then users could use websites like Hulu and watch tv shows and movies online…. Instead of buying them from itunes, flash isn't bugger or crashing or have a battery issue, it's control and money, apple doesn't earn it's money selling the iphone and ipad, it earns it's money from itunes.

Who thinks Melanie works for Apple … hands anyone? …

Ron
Ron

The issue is not technology people. The issue in control.

Whatever
Whatever

Girl Gamer!

Take your PMS shit elsewhere!

Without people like those inofficial developers in the jailbreak community, Apple would not even have sold as many iPhones as they have. That is just one thing. Steve should get his head checked. Its up to the user to decide what they should do on their expensive phone, not some slimobsessed wanker at a company.

Henry
Henry

What is the big issue about battery and memory/performance. If there is an issue then the hardware providers need to develop a machine that can cope. Why do users need to change. Look how far computers have come in terms of memory and performance in the last 15 years. Mobiles should and will make the same if not more rapid improvement in the next few years. My tip to Apple and all other producers – MAKE A MACHINE THAT CAN COPE. IF NOT DON"T SELL IT UNTIL IT'S READY!

Girl Gamer
Girl Gamer

If it's not official then forget it,
but the real point is why can't jail breakers stop acting like
Criminals and get an actual job making legit products that would actually makee apple want to use flash or whatever. instead they mess tones of stuff up by promoting piracy and alot of websites are no better.

dusty
dusty

I agree with Dan – why this hostile attitude from the Steve Jobs loyalists. The discussion should be about options and user choice – something Apple seems to be against as it threatens their bottom line.

Dan
Dan

Wow. That was a negative comment for such a wonderful and free improvement. Jerk.

Melanie
Melanie

Um, yeah. I particularly loved the Alien Hominid requirement to use arrow keys to play the game. How, exactly, did that work on the iPad? So, Flash. Yeah. Did you report how much battery power it used? Well, at least it didn’t crash during your demo. And, you know, that’s progress.

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