Where's the Flash?

By Greg Craft


As the Apple iPhone continues to boast all of its unique state-of-the-art features and capabilities, it seems they’ve forgotten something in all that planning, a Flash Player. Hyped as the next generation of mobile devices, utilizing a full touch screen, music player, video player and web capabilities, Apple seems to have forgotten that the majority of video, slideshows, and interactivity (for that matter) on the web are powered by Flash.

So is there any sign of a Flash player coming to the iPhone? Rumors continue to spread that the Flash player is coming, but there has been no confirmation coming from either Adobe or Apple.

"I would be one of the many Flash developers that would love to see the iPhone get Flash support, but I just don't see it happening in secret,” stated Matthew Keefe, a member of the Flash development. As soon as the iPhone was released there were already talk that Flash would soon be coming, but consumers still haven’t seen this wish granted.

The iPhone does offer a high level of interaction and has opened up a whole new way of looking at mobile devices. As of now, nothing is for certain for the future of Flash becoming a part of the iPhone, but there is going to have to be some kind of change. When iPhone users were given the ability to search the web through a browser like Safari, they were expecting entrance to every web site and all the content generated on the sites, including that of Flash, but it seems they must remain patient.