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Flash & HTML5

April 21, 2011 No Comments

As it turns out, Adobe’s flash-to-html5 ‘conversion’ tool Wallaby is unable to convert any of the interesting and useful features of Flash.  It is, in short, a useless piece of shit.

Apple still hasn’t approved Flash for iOS. So while these two stupid, immature egoists battle to get their own way, we’re stuck in purgatory.

Listening Apple & Adobe? Here’s the real problem: I’m not a corporation.  I don’t have a staff of programmers.  I’m an educator, who happens to think that interactive activities embedded in the textbook improve learning. I do not have the time or energy to recode these activities to iOS, Adobe AIR or HTML5.  That would be retracing my steps, and I have better things to do: like build more useful interactive exercises.

Your little spat puts people like me — small fries, as it were — in an untenable situation.  We can’t recode, we can’t rewrite, and we don’t want to continue development because the future is uncertain. In short: you are limiting innovation. Because you’re arrogant, controlling assholes.

Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest.

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