Not a Rumor

Anthony Ha, on Adobe’s efforts to get Flash running effectively on ARM processors:

The mobile market is an important target for Adobe — on web-enabled desktops, on the other hand, some versions of Flash already have 98 percent market penetration. Flash’s dominance is less-assured on mobile devices, where web-browsing capabilities are only now emerging as a mass market, where Flash has been criticized for the demands it places on device resources and where Apple is rumored to encourage development on Javascript, rather than Flash or Microsoft’s Silverlight platform.

That’s not a rumor. That’s a fact. WWDC had a slew of sessions last year about developing with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and they’ve emphasized these technologies as the way to develop for the iPhone as a mobile web platform since before the iPhone even debuted.

Monday, 17 November 2008