Flash Unlikely on iPhone

In a recent article from the AppleInsider, it appears that Apple is urging developers to stick to web standards for building interactive rich media solutions for the iPhone. Adobe, the makers of Flash, have provided a mobile version of Flash called “Flash Lite”, which isn’t supported on iPhones and the iPod touch as of this writing.

One current solution for iPhone / iPod touch interactivity is the combination of javascript libraries and Ajax. jQuery is one such library, based on web standards, that can create a “rich media like” user experience without all the headaches of plug-ins. Aptana also provides a development environment for iPhones using web standards and various Ajax libraries. Click here to read more about what can be done using Aptana for iPhones. Some really interesting stuff!