Flash now visible on iPhone and iPad with “Smokescreen” (Video)!

Take a look at this! Just as all hope was lost, someone has finally figured out away to run flash on the iPad and iPhone. Although it is very limited at the moment Chris Smoak’s Smokescreen does exactly what it promises: enables Flash content to play on Apple’s iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. Here’s how Smokescreen gets around using a Flash plugin as described by Simon Willison:

“It runs entirely in the browser, reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG.”

While it works fine with simple animated banner ads (uh, huzzah!?), it has been found that Smokescreened Flash content like video and games is impossibly slow when tested on a iPhone 3G. Despite that little bit of a let down, it’s finally a start for this soon to be open sourced Flash player written in JavaScript.

You guys can try it for yourselves though right here!: http://smokescreen.us/demos/intro.html

So what do you think? Flash games and video on the iPhone not so far-fetched after all? :)

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  1. Christendom

    5 / 31 / 2010 8:57 am

    Where there’s a will, there’s a way…

    Thank God for modders because creativity still exist in them.

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    5 / 31 / 2010 9:06 am

    This is really stupid I don’t even like adds, if it’s not flash videos I don’t even care about this

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  3. 9 / 26 / 2010 4:33 am

    a nice tip, i just discovered it yesterday full games and free for ipad or iphone at iphoneshare,org

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