iPad Tip: Playing Flash Content on Your iPad – These Apps May Help


I’ve recently received a number of questions on how to play Flash content on the iPad. Here’s an excerpt from an e-mail message I wrote in response to a California company.

These iPad apps are designed to play Flash content on the iPad.  One or more may work with your content. Essentially, these apps transcode the Flash on a remote server, then send the (hopefully) playable content back to your iPad. Lag time can be a challenge though, due to the time needed to convert the Flash content and return it to your device. None guarantees the content you want will play, but worth exploring. You might try:

Skyfire web browser
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skyfire-web-browser-for-ipad/id409153623?mt=8

Photon Flash browser
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photon-flash-web-browser-tabbed/id430200224?mt=8

iSwifter browser
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iswifter/id388857173?mt=8

Rover browser
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rover-browser-for-education/id483262612?mt=8


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, teaches about digital tools through his work, websites and social media. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for STEM / STEAM materials.

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