Apple does Flash Crash? New HTML 5 makes debut
As most are aware, Adobe Flash doesn’t work on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Apple simply doesn’t want Flash on their products and have no qualms about saying so, and thus it looks like Adobe Flash will never make it to the iPhone.
Most know that Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch had defended Flash on his Adobe blog, but a still unfixed bug continues to cause crashes in Flash. Lynch says they don’t ship Flash with bugs, and if there was such a widespread problem with Flash they wouldn’t be as widely used as it is today, reports an article over on tipb
However, I use Chrome and to be quite honest I have quite often also experienced Flash crashes, and the word is the same is experienced in Firefox and Safari and 16 months later the bug still hasn’t been fixed.
TUAW notes Matthew Dempsky who found the Flash Crash bug in Firefox, Chrome and Safari and if you hit up (here) there is a demo, but remember it will crash Firefox completely, and believe me it does, so maybe Apple is right not to allow Flash onto the iPhone.
On the subject of HTML5, SublimeVideo is the first HTML5 as far as we are aware, although it is still early days it works without a plug-in, allows you to jump to any point in a video, has robust controls, and doesn’t buffer until you tell it to, so maybe that’s why Apple want to go the HTML5 route and avoid Adobe Flash; HTML5 looks pretty good to me.