From my perspective, the issue began back in 2008, when I was inspired to write an article called Encoding web video in the age of the iPhone. Now, the situation has become as suspenseful as the final chapters of a Latin American telenovela. On April 5th, 2010, I published T©pper is glad that the iPad doesn’t support Flash. During the last week of April, Steve Jobs publishes his open letter about why he has disallowed Adobe’s Flash on all of Apple’s mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Then Adobe refutes Steve Jobs’ statements in a video interview with the Wall Street Journal. Now, Microsoft diplomatically backs Apple’s and Google’s position with a blogpost by the Internet Explorer manager, stating that the future is indeed HTML5 and H.264, which has been my position since my original 2008 article. Ahead you’ll find links to all of the mentioned incidents.
- Article: Encoding web video in the age of the iPhone (2008, Allan T©pper)
- Article: T©pper is glad that the iPad doesn’t support Flash (April 5, 2010)
- Steve Jobs’ open letter: Thoughts on Flash (last week of April, 2010)
- Adobe CEO’s rebut-interview with the Wall Street Journal(April 29, 2010)
- Microsoft’s blogpost HTML5, which backs Apple’s and Google’s position (April 29, 2010)
My seminars and webinars will continue to show the best ways to encode and embed content in such a way that it is both compatible with HTML5, yet with automatic fallback for older browsers.
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