|iPhone with Adobe Flash: Don't Jailbreak Me|
Everybody wants to know how to get Adobe Flash for their Apple iPhone.
I tried playing a Facebook game on my iPhone, but received a message that I first needed to download Adobe Flash before I could play it. What a bummer!
Can my Apple iPhone Run Flash Without a Jailbreak?Unfortunately, the main methods to get flash on your iPhone described online involve jailbreaking your iPhone. On top of that, it is not Adobe Flash, but a custom version called Frash, (which is Flash 10.1) by Comex.
Frash can be downloaded here, but again, your phone must be jailbroken first.
Disclaimer: Z.Love's Entertainment Blog does not endorse jailbreaking iPhones.
Is there a way to download Adobe Flash without jailbreaking your iPhone?
Answer: Yes. There is a way to run flash on the iPhone via two apps. One of them works well.
|Photon Flash Player icon|
Photon Flash Player for the iPhone costs $3.99 in the App Store. This app has an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars for satisfied users.
Z.Love's Blog Recommends Photon Flash Player [and was not paid to say this].
Skyfire Web Browser also claims to run flash. It costs $2.99 in the App Store, but has many bad reviews from people that say "do not waste your money on this."
The Apple iPhone in a World Without Adobe FlashApparently, Apple predicted that they would rule the future -- a future without Adobe Flash. Until Adobe Flash is willing to fork over big bucks, they will have to stick with other smart phones. I would argue that the iPhone needs to be smarter.
Many blogs and websites on this very subject argue that flash is mainly used in banner ads, and perhaps our online experience (via an iPhone) is better without having to see all the flash-based ads in cyberspace.
Is Apple justified in not allowing Adobe Flash on their precious iPhone?
I think it was just a power play. "Let's Keep This Thing Proprietary and Make Tons of Money" sort of thing.
Image credit: Flickr Creative Commons; by William Hook