A developer at Adobe Systems figuratively dislodged his tongue from his cheek on Tuesday after demonstrating a video calling system that carried a name strikingly similar to Apple’s FaceTime.
The software prepared by Mark Doherty, Adobe’s Flash platform evangelist, was called FlashTime.
A video comparison of Google’s new Nexus One phone running a browser with Adobe’s Flash enabled is making the rounds. The results aren’t pretty, and just don’t help Adobe’s case against Apple.
Blogger mikefielden writes:
Notice how terribly choppy the experience is with the 10.1 Flash equipped Froyo Nexus One. That is definitely not the mobile browsing experience I want at all.
Here is Round 2 with Flash completely disabled from Froyo… Look how much of a difference it makes. If you watch this and don’t understand why Flash destroys your browsing experience I don’t know what else I can do.
Those waiting on Hulu’s TV website to support HTML5 and leave Adobe’s Flash in the dust better have some big lungs.
In an “aside” on a hefty blog post on Thursday, Hulu discussed the many reasons why the open standard isn’t a good fit for them yet. It doesn’t support the codecs and advertising metrics they need to operate.
Don’t expect Hulu.com on the iPhone or iPad any time soon. Though, we could being seeing an app.
Adobe Systems returned fire on Apple on Thursday in an increasingly vociferous battle between the technology giants.
A couple of weeks after Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs published his “Thoughts on Flash” on his company’s website — a 1,671-word piece lambasting Adobe’s industry-leading Flash interactive Web plug-in — Adobe’s founders followed suit with “Our thoughts on open markets.”
As we wrote last week on the Tech Blog, the iPad won’t be “the best way to browse the Web,” as Apple CEO Steve Jobs says, because the iPad doesn’t support Flash. While the Web at large may be migrating to HTML5’s video standard eventually, a lot of sites still use Flash.
Vimeo is trying out an HTML5 beta now for select video producers. Vimeo Plus subscribers ($59 per year for 5 gigabytes of uploading per week) can choose whether to make videos available to mobile browsers, a Vimeo spokesman wrote in an e-mail. But that’s a relatively small group.
Many people can live without a rich browsing experience on their phones. But on a device designed to surf the Web?