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Fool your iPhone into allowing Flash by using a Smokescreen

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Fool your iPhone into allowing Flash by using a Smokescreen
If the CEO of Apple has decreed, "No Flash for you", than no Flash will be allowed on the iPhone. That is, unless you put up a Smokescreen. The aptly named app takes a back door approach to allow you to access Flash on the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. How does it work? "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," according to U.K. programmer Simon Willison. Those testing the app have found that it works great on banner ads. YouTube videos and games ran very slowly which means more work needs to be done-unless your a banner ad fanatic.

source: Smokescreen via Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. matistight (Posts: 199; Member since: 13 May 2009)


sounds better than cloud browse already

posted on 31 May 2010, 09:38

2. trentsinmypants (Posts: 313; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


I'm excited to see this app go live :D

posted on 31 May 2010, 12:51

3. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Unless the BAN-hammer catches it!

posted on 01 Jun 2010, 16:52

4. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Steve Jobs will definitely catch it, haha

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