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Monday, February 23, 2009

No Adobe Flash = No Hulu App for iPhone

Let me preface this rant by acknowledging the fact that 3G iPhone owners should realize they own a device that could be considered outdated compared to the next round of Google Android phones.

Having said that, I can't help but feel a little frustrated by the fact that Apple didn't collaborate with Adobe BEFORE they completed the 3G version. As a result, owners can't  access prime online video content from sites such as Hulu or

We're missing out on top-rated NBC shows such as the Office and Saturday Night Live and Fox hits such as Family Guy.  Meanwhile, the only viable alternative is Joost, a video search engine with a few contemporary hit shows such as CSI Miami,  classics hits such from Friends to  MacGyver and music videos from pop stars such as T.I., Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and Britney Spears.

You may recall my recent post about the slim chance we'll get an Adobe Flash player for the iPhone. I cited a quote from a Bloomberg article where  Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen offered a faint glimpse of hope for successful creation. Narayen called the collaboration a "hard technical challenge"  but also said "When we look at the macro spending, we think tech spend will be one of the ways we get out of this funk."

Hopefully Steve Jobs will put his due diligence to turn our dream for a flash player and Hulu App into a reality for the millions of customers who bought  Apple's highly-touted gadget. Instead, Apple is busy casting cute girls to hype smaller iPods with voiceover.

By Matt O'Hern at 09:57 AM | Comments (4)

(4) Thoughts on No Adobe Flash = No Hulu App for iPhone

Steve Jobs just needs to die so Flash can come in.

Comments by truevybe : Monday, February 23, 2009 at 10:50 AM

I've seen the next generation of android phones and it looks like you will have to wait until the 3rd generation to catch up to iPhone...

Comments by Mike : Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 01:10 PM

Not having or allowing Adobe's Flash come with Iphone/Ipod is like opening a drug store without pain killers. Duh. But I guess a lousy 400mhz CPU is too blame. Heck, 5 years ago I bought a Dell Axim pocket pc with a 633mhz CPU (just enough to decode a Divx on the fly).

So many developers use Flash, even I could offer many web apps for Iphone if Flash was useable.

I refuse to buy an Ipod or Iphone until full Flash is usable and the CPU is higher than a 400mhz (should be at least 633mhz to keep up with 5 year old Pocket PCs).

Comments by Photo Tricks : Monday, March 02, 2009 at 10:14 AM

why does apple have to be so ignorant and just satisfy the customers needs

Comments by luis : Monday, May 25, 2009 at 03:30 PM

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