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this rant by acknowledging the fact that 3G iPhone owners should realize they own a device that could be considered outdated compared to the next round of Google Android phones.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