Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Ipad, Flash, and whats good for education

When Steve Jobs, years ago, declared the Iphone would not run Flash, he claimed that it was to protect users from a mediocre user experience. It would run slow and sloppy. We believed him.

However, I just watched my site, VocabularySpellingCity.com, run on an Android phone, the Nook (Android) tablet, the Chrome book, and a set of other tablets.  It plays great. 

My conclusion: Apple refuses to run Flash not for any valid concern over quality of user experience but as a business tactic to force developers and publishers to go through the Apple App store and give Apple 30% and control.

I don't understand why the school systems are agreeing to this.  They should make, as a condition of buying tablets, that they are open systems and run Flash. 

2 comments:

JoHetzel said...

I think that it's very odd that Apple doesn't run flash, perhaps there is another reason why they do not allow flash to work on ApplE products?

I'd like to recommend Debutots for parents with young children, Debutots is a unique blend of interactive storytelling and dramatic play for 6 months to 7 years. In exploring our stories vocally and physically we facilitate children's literacy and communication development. They speak, listen, imagine, observe and do. http://www.debutots.co.uk/

Firoz Khan said...

ABC a Go Go - Android App-This educational program for children showcases New York and its landmarks, as well as utilizing everyday English native speakers use in their daily lives