Fancy Flash on your iPad? Artefact Group May Have The Solution

By on June 13, 2010
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It’s called the ‘Flash In A Pinch’ and if further developed could bring full Flash support on your iDevices.

Steve Jobs may not want Flash on his fancy iDevices but users do. But that’s something beyond our control. However, that hasn’t stopped developers from trying ways to bring Flash indirectly onto Apple’s devices. One such bunch is the Artefact Group who have been working on a service called Flash In A Pinch, and if further developed could bring full Flash on iPads and iPhones.

How does it work: Flash is rendered on Artefact’s servers, which then streams images to the user’s Safari browser. By placing a JavaScript layer on top of the Flash content, user’s touch interactions on the device can be sent back to the server, making it wholly interactive. Presently, it’s just a proof-of-concept  and the whole jig is very slow and cumbersome. But nothing some dedicated effort cannot overcome.

Source: Artefact Group


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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