With the Flash blooper appearing in Apple’s iPad ads last week and the Apple all hand meeting held on Friday, we now know that we won’t be seeing Flash in our Apple iPhones, iPod Touchs and iPads in the foreseeable future.
Steve Jobs blamed Adobe’s “buggy” implementation of Flash for the Mac and clearly stated that the company was putting its eggs into the HTML5 basket.
What does HTML5 give us? It gives us the same functionality as Flash and as Sacha pointed out in its comments on the iPhone Vs Android post, HTML5 gives us a way to kill 2 birds with one stone and target both Apple devices and Android devices with the same code for web apps.
Unfortunately, Steve Jobs has not read my first post on Apple coming up with a search engine to counter Google’s popularity > relevance search engine and mentioned that Apple is not competing with Google in the search engine market but rather that Google is looking at killing the iPhone with Android. Sad but understandable, we will have to stick to Google and keep scrolling through pages of popular results before getting to the relevant result that we are all looking for.
As part of this, Steve also mentioned that the next iPhone will be an A+ update which will let Google and others light years behind. Looking forward to what’s in stock here. We may all have to wait for the Developer’s conference in the middle of the Year but it should be well worth it. The next update will also probably give the iPad the power that we were looking for during the product announcement on the 27th.
Stay tuned, there is a world of opportunity coming towards up and of course, brush up those HTML5 skills!!!