“Apple’s ban on Flash is creating Swiss cheese out of the Internet — there are holes everywhere you look on the Apple browsers installed on the iPad, iPhone and iPod,” Glenn Hall writes for TheStreet.
“I hope everyone will quickly come to accept Steve Jobs’ dominion over the mobile Web so that we can all truly enjoy our Apple experience,” Hall writes. “With a million iPads sold in just a month on the market, it’s clear that the mobile Web user is siding with Jobs.”
“Not even Google has this kind of power,” Hall writes. “Google may shape the way we gather and store information, but Apple is controlling the presentation — and that’s the way to win the hearts and souls of consumers.”
MacDailyNews Take: Actually, we find ourselves using Google less and less the more we use our iPhone and iPad apps. Which is precisely why Google is trying to sell people on their own mobile operating systems (patent litigation will determine just how much of them are actually their own), branded handsets, etc.
Hall continues, “Resistance is futile. Jobs will win this war with Adobe because he’s offering such an incredible user experience that everyone will rebuild their Web sites and create new apps to meet Apple’s standards.”
“Adobe will have to take Jobs’ advice and shift to ‘open’ standards such as HTML5 or its presence on the Web may be just a ‘Flash’ in the pan,” Hall writes. “The way it looks today, it’s Steve Jobs way or you’re off the Internet highway.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: Note to advertisers: (including those who advertise via third-party ad networks and become, in effect, our advertisers): Your Flash-based ads are no longer reaching the most well-heeled customers online: 50+ million iPhone owners. They’re also not hitting 35+ million iPod touch users or 1+ million brand new iPad users. If you care about reaching people with discretionary income, you might want to consider dumping your flash-based ads and moving to a more open format that people with money and the will to spend it can actually see.
Help kill Adobe’s Flash:
• Ask MarketWatch to offer HTML5 video via the customer support web form here.
• Ask CNBC to offer HTML5 video via the customer support web form here.
• Contact Hulu and ask them to offer HTML5 video via email:
• Ask ESPN360 to offer HTML5 video instead Flash via their feedback page here.
• Join YouTube’s HTML5 beta here.
• On Vimeo, click the “Switch to HTML5 player” link below any video.
By the way, do not buy Adobe’s Photoshop Elements until you have tried Pixelmator’s free 30-day trial. We use Pixelmator daily.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dominick P.” for the heads up.]