An Adobe Flash developer on why the iPad canít use Flash
"Current Flash sites could never be made work well on any touchscreen device, and this cannot be solved by Apple, Adobe, or magical new hardware.
"Thatís not because of slow mobile performance, battery drain or crashes. Itís because of the hover or mouseover problem.
"Many (if not most) current Flash games, menus, and even video players require a visible mouse pointer. They are coded to rely on the difference between hovering over something (mouseover) vs. actually clicking. This distinction is not rare. Itís pervasive, fundamental to interactive design, and vital to the basic use of Flash content. New Flash content designed just for touchscreens can be done, but people want existing Flash sites to work. All of themónot just some here and thereóand in a usable manner. Thatís impossible no matter what."