That is all.
it's "HERESY" dude
that is all
I can imagine people flocking to this so that they can view more adverts. Not.
I wonder how it handles things that people actually want, like streaming video?
It's not up to the people
The content provider (be that ad service, or website maintainer uses it. The consumer has no choice as there is nothing to install.
So the only part of Flash it can handle is the bit you really don't want, the bl**dy adverts!
Gotta laugh, it's one of the few things I agree with the Jobsworth about. My mobile does do flash, but I turned it off because it never adds anything but bandwidth overhead and clutter.
Question for the other Steve
So, when you do turn Flash on, does it have a detrimental effect on your battery life, as your namesake claims?
I have no idea..
I've never found a reason to turn it on beyond annoying iphone owners.
I'm still firmly of the view that flash is what arty farty designers use because they either can't use HTML and style sheets, or that using them would "negatively impact their art". Either way I don't bother with such sites either on my mobile or on a "real" desktop browser!
I'll stop using Flash
... when they sort out the transitions module in CSS3 :P
Besides - have you SEEN what designers do to HTML and CSS (doubtless via WYSIWYG)? Please, let them keep it in Flash, then I don't have to see code that makes me want to silently weep.
Absolutely LOVE the name. Take that Jobbo!
Clever but ultimately pointless.
its flash with out flash I dont think the consumer will put up with the slowness of it tho.
If you can do it in flash, you can do it in js
I challenge you Sir
I suppose you could write a decoder that outputs each frame (ignoring processing speed for a moment) but sound would be very interesting to achieve.
Not that I'm a great flash supporter but still...
can we correct this statement to...
There's already a JS-based Flash interpreter, check out the Gordon player...
Well at least advert addicts will be happy.
I await the...
Grabbing the popcorn....
No I am not anti-apple. Own an iPad myself
faster than flash
When i tested out the Microsoft adverts and the kitchen daily ads on the site, the smokescreen JS versions actually loaded faster than the flash version, but the batman one was about a second behind. Using firefox 3.6 btw not tested under any other browsers
Handy for webmasters though to know that their ads will be seen on more platforms but until it works on IE then it not going to be a flash ads replacement yet
SmokeScreen will be banned in approx 40 nanoseconds by the app store police.
It's an interpreter
So it downloads a SWF file, interprets it and plays it. So, it's a flash player. How is this not a breach of the same license conditions that make flash itself banned?
It's like yesterday's story of the image viewer that wasn't a widget container. Except that the picture clearly shows 50% of the image covered in widgets.
The Apple bans (horrid as they are) are usually very simple. And I can't see how these tricks get around them.
It's quite simple
To stop this, Apple would have to restrict access to many websites. I doubt even Steve Jobs has the balls to do that!
If only there was some sort of magical add-on for browsers that could "block" "adds". Or one that could make "script" = "no". ;o)
It also plays strongbad cartoons, which are fair bit more complex than basic ads, and have sound.
Worth mentioning perhaps?
how about running it on IE9, GPU accelerated !?!
how about running it on IE9, GPU accelerated !?! this should increase frame rates.
How will Adobe respond?
Lessee, it converts flash ads to a format that can be run on any browser without flash, the developers claim to be open sourcing it soon....
If you listen closely, that clashing of gears you hear is Adobe backing a big rig full of cash to the developers' door before Google can get there!
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