Archive for April, 2010

Joe Pemberton

Steve Jobs Killed the ActionScript Star

Of course you’ve already read or heard about Steve Jobs “Thoughts on Flash” this morning, putting to rest any rumormongering about Apple’s intentions.

Wired’s tweet this morning captured it in a nutshell, “Steve Jobs writes about his beef with Adobe Flash. Still a little unsatisfying.”

My take can be summed up simply. The evolution of mobile computing — especially the emergence of rich and ubiquitous mobile browsing — is forcing the web to keep up.

1- Adobe asked for this kind of response. The Adobe Flash evangelists and the attendant Flash community can only take jabs at Apple for so long before Apple squelches the whining with some hard realities (and some unnecessary jabs). Adobe has let Flash rest too long on web-based video delivery to carry the Flash platform. Despite lots of pioneering in mobile and on TV, the Flash platform has struggled to stick on non-PC devices. Jobs’ point about .H264 is right on in the mobile context. Which leads to a second point…
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Punchcut will host AIGA San Francisco members for an evening studio tour. AIGA members will get a glimpse of Punchcut’s design process and a taste of designing for mobile and device interfaces.

Interested in attending? RSVP through the AIGA SF.

170 Maiden Lane, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California 94108

Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm