Flash for IPhone
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just released a large document detailing "Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics". There are lots and lots of information in this patent (#20080174570) but only one particular section that really caught my eye. It has to do with one feature many of us have been wishing for on the iPhone --- support for Flash content.
The content from this patent doesn't say whether Apple will add support for Flash to future versions of iPhone OS 2.0, but it does tell us that Apple has most definitely considered it. And as an added bonus, we may even see native support for Windows Media content.
FIGS. 40A-40F illustrate exemplary user interfaces for playing an item of inline multimedia content in accordance with some embodiments.
In some embodiments, user interfaces 4000A-4000F include the following elements, or a subset or superset thereof: 402, 404, 406, 3902, 3906, 3910, 3912, 3918, 3920, 3922, as described above; inline multimedia content 4002, such as QuickTime content (4002-1), Windows Media content (4002-2), or Flash content (4002-3);
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