Frash, The Last Best Hope For Flash on iOS In The Galaxy

The dream for many of having Flash run on their iPad or iPhone just got a little bit more real thanks to the invention of Frash, a version of Flash that runs on jailbroken iOS devices.

This renewed hope doesn’t come from the unending stream of non-Apple devices comfortably running Flash with no impact on performance or battery life. No no.

The tool comes courtesy of Comex, the same group responsible for the JailbreakMe.com tool released earlier this month.

Cnet has a pretty good rundown of how Frash performs, but I don’t think I’m spoiling anything by stating that Frash crashes frequently, does not display all Flash content and rarely provides a simple, usable experience.

Cnet does note however that you can browse automobile manufacturer sites, a well known Flash-heavy area of the web. Woo hoo.

It seems redundant to point this out, again, but since there are still so many Flash advocates yelling at Apple to stop being so mean to poor old Adobe, I’ll say it once more for the record.

If there was a way to get Flash working on a mobile device by now, Adobe would have done it, no matter what the cost or how many trade offs it required.

Adobe and Google are supposedly working together in full teams and this has yet to become a reality, so I guess Flash fans with iOS devices are stuck with Frash for now.

By tobyleftly

Toby is a Mac nerd, a hardware nerd and a web nerd, rolled into one. You can find him at accentmedia.ca or on Twitter.

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