Wow, yesterday Gizmodo reported on something that could have a very big impact on the iPad's future overall success if, however, Apple only allows it, namely: the streaming of Flash video content, directly on the iPad, without the need of ever having to directly install or run Flash on the iPad itself, and all via a brand new transcoder technology!
Again, whether or not Apple would ever allow something like this, that I personally don't know, but, just like Opera Mini, hopefully, they will. Being able to view all of the content on the net, and rather just a measly portion of it, would be in the iPad's best interest and overall long term success.
As the Giz reports, this is made possible all thanks to RipCode, a company who's TransAct Transcoder V6 could easily, and on the fly, translate and stream Flash based content directly from the cloud to the iPad without any need for any special clients or modifications, or by the various host sites out there themselves. This would allow most, if not all Flash based sites such as YouTube or Hulu, etc. to run easily on a Flash-less device like Apple's newest whiz-bang iPad!
Of course, in order to work, individual sites would first have to adopt RipCode's technology (even though no special site recoding is required). That probably wouldn't be quite as hard as getting Apple to come onboard in the first place, but then again, you never really know, you know?
Well, all I will say, in conclusion, is that I really hope that RipCode's technology will be given the chance to strut its stuff, and thus helping to create a type of Flash-less - Flash! This would be an ideal temporary solution, until at least other technologies such as HMTL5 could become better and more widely accepted and adopted, because the sooner the insecure, buggy and resource hog known as Flash can be replaced by something like HMTL5, then all the better as far as I'm concerned. In the meantime, however, temporary solutions such as RipCode's are always appreciated and welcomed.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Thursday, April 15, 2010
Flash-less graphic via: Gizmodo