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Can flash apps work on iphone, ipad, ios devices?

  • # May 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I heard there’s an issue with IOS and Adobe Flash, are they really not compatible with each other? Does it mean that Apps that are created in flash can not work in Iphone or ipad?

    # May 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Yes Apple have said that they will never support flash on the iphone or ipad.

    # May 15, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Android has pretty much agreed that Flash is dead. there might be the odd browser that supports it but otherwise it’s dying solution.

    # May 15, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Can animation be created using XCODE on IOS (like how jquery is applied and behave in websites) ? Are they similar in creating an interactive application?

    The problem is, my boss keeps on hiring flash developers to do a game app for IOS platforms, but i’m not sure if they will be effective because of the said issue. Should they pursue or just make them go study xcode to do the job? @Paulie_D, @unasAquila

    # May 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

    >my boss keeps on hiring flash developers to do a game app for IOS platforms

    Time to educate your boss then.

    That’s not to say that a competent developer can’t develop in Flash and then transcode to iOS.

    Frankly this is waaaay outside of my experience but if I were the project manager I would be hiring IOS games developers and not flash developers and getting their input.

    # May 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Alright, I think I had enough ideas about it. Thanks for helping me out @Paulie_D

    # May 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    The problem is, my boss keeps on hiring flash developers to do a game app for IOS platforms

    Hmmmm. That could be a totally different thing, then. Making an *app* for iOS is very different from displaying flash on a website through mobile Safari.

    # May 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Uneducated people is what ruins this industry.

    Flash has always been able to publish to iOS – the exact same code that goes on a web page can be packaged to iOS and Android.

    Some of the biggest games sold on iTunes were built using Flash.

    Flash + Gaming
    http://gaming.adobe.com

    Flash animation can export as HTML5, JS and CSS. Flash is the most widely used application for developing HTML5 animations.
    http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/flash-to-html5.html

    Flash coded games, etc export to Google Dart, which will run natively on any platform, device without plug-ins.

    http://news.dartlang.org/2013/05/adobes-flash-pro-cc-exports-to-dart-and.html

    # May 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    `flash to html5 !== flash` just because you can dev in the flash ide or flex dose not mean that ios supports the output.

    # May 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    What about AIR? http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/air_for_ios.html

    Whatever the final output is in today’s Flash game engines will allow you to port to mobile devices. So you can use Flash or Flex to develop an app, yes.

    # May 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Air is not limited to Flash it can be done in `html, CSS & JS` which is best since [Adobe flash for Mobile](http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/exclusive-adobe-ceases-development-on-mobile-browser-flash-refocuses-efforts-on-html5-updated/19226) is discontinued.

    # May 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Why are people so ignorant. Flash for mobile is not discontinued, the Flash Player for mobile is discontinued. Maybe it is that people are just illiterate. Their are many alternative ways to publish Flash content to web or mobile (html/js, java, Google Dart or Adobe AIR).

    # May 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Well Adobe would beg to differ with you.
    Also **Air is not Flash**, **Dart is not Flash** , **Html/JS is not flash** , **Java is not flash** .
    Not sure if you noticed the theme there, basically nothing you mentioned is flash.
    If you are going to develop for Mobile or even the web and all you are doing is converting a Flash project to another Language then you may as well learn the language you are going to use.

    # June 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Flash is a development platform that exports in many different formats and languages. Flash uses jpegs, gifs, pngs, and CSS. ActionsScript is a variant of JavaScript or ECMAScript, but also natively writes pure JavaScript is desired. So your response would be inaccurate.

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