Smokescreen Aims To Bring Flash To The iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch
Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs had posted an open letter elaborating on the reasons why Apple has chosen not to allow Adobe Flash on their platform.
But if you’re curious to find out how Flash will look and feel on the iPhone then you can checkout Smokescreen.
According to Simon Willison, here’s how it works:
It runs entirely in the browser, reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG.
You can checkout the video of Smokescreen in action below:
You can also checkout the live demo of Smokescreen displaying Flash content on your iDevice by following this link.
But its still early days for Smokescreen. Flash based banner ads with basic animations work fine with Smokescreen but is still too slow for smooth video experience.
What do you think? Do you really miss Flash on your iPhone?
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