The Apple Vs. Flash War Heats Up
April 30, 2010 at 4:51 AM (PT)
It's all out war between APPLE CEO STEVE JOBS and ADOBE SYSTEMS, the makers of FLASH -- a program used on many radio station websites.
JOBS slammed ADOBE YESTERDAY (4/29), as having products that are outdated and poorly designed, reports THE NEW YORK POST. "Penning the written equivalent of a poke in the eye, JOBS dismissed FLASH as being unworthy of operating on APPLE's products, which include the iPHONE, iPOD and iPAD and MAC computers. He noted that ADOBE's software caused MAC computers to crash, sapped battery life from iPHONES and overall was based on outdated computer code."
"Flash was created during the PC era -- for PCs and mice," JOBS wrote in his 1,671-word "Thoughts on Flash," which he posted on APPLE.COM. "But the mobile era is about low-power devices, touch interfaces and open Web standards -- all areas where FLASH falls short," he wrote.
[Does your station's website use FLASH? Is so, are you concerned about it displaying on iPHONES, iPADS and other APPLE hardware? Please share your opinions below.]