Posts Tagged ‘Flash on iOS’
According to recent IT Jobs Watch figures, job roles involving container technology Docker have risen 317 places to number two in the 500 most sought after IT skills. With this in mind, recent research from Rackspace has shown a similar spike in Docker and DevOps-related skills in the UK technology industry.
Over the past few years, many top startups have elected to go mobile first and build app only experiences. While some have had success, mobile first companies such as Uber and Hotel Tonight have missed out on the large opportunity of SEO. Soon, pages within an app will be as easy to search for as pages on a website, and mobile-only companies will be able to compete directly with websites via search.
Kids spend a lot of time online, and their cognitive and physical limitations present many challenges to them when they do so. Pair that with poorly designed content and dark patterns, and you have a bad mix.
It’s called a “hamburger” because it it looks roughly like a bun-meat-bun sandwich. Others have insisted that it looks much more like a triple hot-dog, but they’ve thus far been unsuccessful in winning the public’s hearts and minds. The idea behind the hamburger menu is that you can use it to hide site navigation on smaller screens, showing it only when the user clicks the icon instead of always showing it (which was the previous norm).
Run Flash & Java on iPad and iPhone with Virtual Chrome, Virtual Firefox and AlwaysOnPC in a secure streaming cloud computing environment. – To see more click on the link below:
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AlwaysOnPC and VirtualBrowser for Firefox has a solution for an interchangeable tablet to desktop ecosystem running Flash and Java on the iPad and iPhone.
A shiny new iPad at $499 or an expensive (and yes, shiny) new PC or Mac at $1000 dollars? You do the math. The price of consumer Personal Computers and Tablets is the deciding force behind what type of machine you will purchase. Although the “Overall shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices fell to 47.1 million in the quarter, a 5.9 percent decline from the same quarter a year ago according to preliminary research data, IDC said.” - via TechCrunch. The demand for tablets is still significant at 47.1 million shipments. Yet many consumers are still left with the impression that a tablet can replace a PC.
How does AlwaysOnPC and VirtualBrowser for Firefox solve this issue?
In 2010 we saw the future (but more importantly the need) and came up with our own virtual PC cloud solution. Instead of having users connect remotely to a work server and launch your own windows desktop; we’ve given you the ability to have your own powerful Desktop PC solution that is hosted by our servers and maintained by us. In turn you can work from anywhere without worrying about if the connection to your work computer/server is up and running. The price is also a good deal at $8.99 for the year.
Since then there have been many attempts to create Virtual Cloud Desktops. Some have failed, others well the solution is still not quite as thought out. The facts are pretty clear “With 64% of the average American household between the ages of 12 to 64 owning a tablet – Source Tabtimes.com“ the need for a mobile tablet solution is already here. There are other competitors in this space that are attempting to “solve” this issue. Take a look at Paperspace, this is short description via TechCrunch on what Paperspace is trying to do, “Paperspace is different because it’s aiming to wrap up a similar service in terms of accessing a remote, cloud computer, but offering it through an easy-to-use console where everyday consumers can just click a button to log into their upgraded, more powerful remote machine.”
The caveat with Paperspace is the fact that you still have to buy a hockey pucked shaped disk that houses a small computer to connect to the machine. This does nothing to solve the portability issue and at $50 dollars is a no go for many consumers. There are countless other attempting to create a space for themselves in this market but for the time being we offer a great solution to the 64% of iPad owners looking for a person pc as an in between when carrying your laptop isn’t an option.
The Future of a “Post PC” World
There was an interesting article posted by tech media site The Verge on August 9, 2015. The title staunchly put it “There’s no such thing as post-PC” you can read more about it here. This article laid out the ground work as to how consumers and professionals use tablets and PC’s interchangeably with the claim that “You use your smartphone as much as your laptop because it’s just another PC”.
If you think about it the argument could be held as true. Think about how you use your computer, tablet and mobile device? Do you use your tablet as a consumption device to browse websites, watch videos, send emails? What we are trying to continue to provide is the ability to access a virtual desktop from this device as an in between computer for when you don’t have access to your regular desktop.
We are just providing another flavor of Personal Computing to allow you to work uninterrupted.
Tags: alwaysonpc, Apple streaming from iPad, chrome, chrome browser, Cloud based streaming, cloud browsing, Flash, Flash on iOS, Flash on iPad, Free PC, How to, Java on iPad, Linux for iPad, Linux on iOS, Remote Desktop, Second Screen, Streaming
Steve Jobs famously put Adobe and Flash on notice in 2007 when he said Apple would never support Adobe Flash Player on any of its iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad. This was the shot heard across the tech world as Adobe Flash Player has long been the standard for multimedia content on the web.
Heck, when I was in school it was all that was taught in media design classes. Adobe Flash this, Adobe Flash that. I guess Steve Jobs had the last laugh as Adobe killed its mobile Flash product development in 2011.
“Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.” – Steve Jobs
Fast forward to the present, 2015. The web is marching on towards an open alternative, as Mozilla drops support for Flash in its latest release of the nightly builds of Firefox. Is Adobe Flash really on it’s last legs?
Maybe, but not anytime soon.
On a typical day here at Xform Computing, we receive anywhere from 100-250 support tickets from our users of AlwaysOnPC, Virtual Browser for Chrome, Virtual Browser for Firefox and Private Anonymous Browser with Adobe Flash and Java support.
Usually these tickets range from “Good job, I like your app! 5 Stars!” to “I need help! My app doesn’t work. I want to download Flash Player on my iPad.” On occasion we get asked questions that don’t fall into any pre-defined support category. The average user doesn’t care about the war going on against Adobe Flash on the web and mobile.
These are the questions many mobile device users on iOS and Android are trying to understand. Why doesn’t their current device support Adobe Flash Player or Java? Will support ever exist?
“Why doesn’t my iPad or iPhone offer support for Adobe Flash Player or support for Java right out of the box?” – Virtual Browser for Chrome User
This is the question that was posed to us by a user the other day “How come my iPad doesn’t come with Adobe Flash Player already installed? I paid good money for this device.”
With iPads being as ubiquitous as cars on the road, many folks use their iOS devices for more leisurely activities that would be considered passive usage such as gaming, surfing the web or checking the occasional email.
Little has been made of the large number of use cases in which iPads and iPhones are being used as full productivity devices for enterprise work. As this article for appstechnews.com mentions that a Citrix Mobile report shows the continued dominance of iOS in Enterprise. Support for Java and Flash is still heavily needed and our apps fill that void through a virtual service. By allowing your iOS device either iPhone or iPad to connect to our servers we are allowing users to access Flash and Java supported sites such as Pogo.com, BNSF, Runescape and Pearson Learning among others.
This isn’t to say that in 5 years the roadmap to a newer web standard won’t exist but for the foreseeable future Flash is still King. That means that while the usage of mobile devices that support Apple and Android keeps going up and up, the demand for Flash is going to be high.
Our apps VirtualBrowser for Firefox and VirtualBrowser for Chrome offer the best solution for users still seeking to use Flash and Java programs on an iPad or iPhone. By allowing a virtual connection on your iOS device you get a “desktop” class browsing experience with the ability to customize your browser with Add-ons, apps and extensions. Also by allowing users to connect with Firefox Sync or Sign in with a Google Account, you can enjoy the seamless integration of your saved bookmarks and history. All with the ability to still use Flash.
While the web may be writing off Adobe Flash we’re not setting it off into the sunset just yet. Adobe Flash is not dead, not by a long shot.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2015
Xform Computing, Inc.
The virtualBrowser for Firefox iPad and iPhone Apps from Xform Computing Inc. now offer support for the latest Adobe Flash Player utilizing the Linux OS Platform
Mozilla Firefox for Linux now can run the latest version of Adobe Flash Player thanks to the freshplayerplugin open source project. Utilizing this plugin, Xform delivers the latest Flash Player for Firefox on iPhone and iPad.
Santa Barbara, CA — Xform Computing Inc., the leader in open-source based cloud-streaming apps for mobile devices, is excited to announce the latest update for all Virtual Browser for Firefox users. This recent update to the Virtual Browser for Firefox app on iPhone and iPad will allow users to continue to access the latest version of Adobe Flash Player that Mozilla decided to to no longer support after Adobe Flash player version 11.2.
From the Adobe Blog:
“For Flash Player releases after 11.2, the Flash Player browser plugin for Linux will only be available via the “Pepper” API as part of the Google Chrome browser distribution and will no longer be available as a direct download from Adobe. Adobe will continue to provide security updates to non-Pepper distributions of Flash Player 11.2 on Linux for five years from its release.”
The Xform engineering team was able to deploy a solution for Adobe Flash Player on Linux that was compatible with the latest version of Firefox thanks to the freshplayerplugin open source project. Users will be able to run the latest version of Flash and Java, as well as Mozilla Firefox Add-ons and extensions on both iPad and iPhone with support for Firefox sync.
Popular games such as Runescape, Pogo.com, United Unimatic, BNSF Railways will continue to have support on our popular Virtual Browser for Firefox Platform for iOS.
“One of the best browser comes to the ipad in a very powerful experience. Runs really well, and the virtual solution is amazing. Really well implemented. A must have for user that take the web serious.” – iOS Review January 2015
“This is really powerful browser for your device. You can do what you’re usually do on your desktop browser. You can run Java applications, use different kinds of extensions and plugins. I like the interface and simple navigations.” – iOS Review January 2015
Virtual Firefox browser a top 10 app in paid Business apps is the only app to run the real Mozilla Firefox browser with “desktop class” features like Java, Flash, Firefox Add-Ons, Extension and much more.
About Xform Computing
Xform delivers the power of cloud-hosted desktops and applications to iPad, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Xform has Cloud clusters deployed in the US and Europe, with more to be announced in 2014. With over 1.5 million virtual desktops created and streamed to customer’s PC’s and mobile devices, Xform’s apps include Virtual Browser for Firefox, VirtualBrowser for Chrome, Private Anonymous Browser and AlwaysOnPC. The apps are sold in the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps, and other marketplaces.
Learn more at http://www.xformcomputing.com
Kroum Antov, Chief Executive Officer
Xform Computing, Inc.
Tags: firefox, firefox browser, Flash, Flash on iOS, Flash on iPad, How to, java, Java on iPhone, Streaming
We’ve updated to version 2.0.8 of our Virtual Browser for Chrome with Flash Player, Java and Browser extensions. This update fixes various issues with iOS 8 and provides more stability.
Apple is now starting to notify developers to start to update all apps with 64-bit support. This article on AppleInsider.com goes into more depth on why this will be an important move for developers in the App Store.
This update will address those issues and a minor issue affecting users iCloud accounts. Again always make sure that your iCloud account is active and with the correct login credentials. If you switch iCloud accounts our app may not be able to recognize your Premium purchase.
The newest update for Virtual Browser for Chrome with Flash Player, Java and Browser Extensions is out now!
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We’re all guilty of it. We forget what we signed up for? Which email address we used? Or the most common issue that happens…which password did I use for that darn account?
As mobile technology keeps growing, we cannot escape our symbiotic relationship with our mobile devices. Unless we have a million post-it notes everywhere or every single password written in a notebook it can become nearly impossible to keep track of every account we use. That is why you see a constant push from companies asking you to login with your Facebook, Google+ or Twitter account to minimize the pain of remembering passwords. What happens if you quit those social sites? How do you remember to login?
Why iCloud is Important
Apple has really pushed the usage of iCloud to the forefront of all their iOS devices and OSX hardware since its initial release of the platform on October 20, 2011. Not only do they want to keep you within the Apple ecosystem which many have dubbed “the walled garden”, but, this is Apple’s way of minimizing the usage of the dreaded password, which, in recent years has come under fire with many companies like Mozilla, PayPal and Google all trying to find ways to create a new login mechanism to your favorite sites.
As many of our users now by now it’s how we keep track of what level of service you’ve purchased as well. It makes our jobs a bit easier when their is no third party being connected to in-app purchases. It’s also why it’s important to keep your iCloud account active on your iOS or OSX device. Apple provides us with the best possible solution to their ecosystem and no Apple iCloud account means not purchasing of apps.
How to keep your iCloud account active on your device
This is where a majority of users run into problems when they cannot renew their Premium option for either Virtual Chrome or Virtual Firefox. First, access iCloud account via the settings menu on you iOS device. Tap on the settings icon and then look for iCloud and type in you iCloud username and password. There are few steps to follow but this graphic should help:
The key take away from this is to keep your account Documents and Data tab on. While the App store will keep asking you to punch in your password or use your touch ID for app store purchase (this feature is sure to grow with the iPhone 6). Keeping your documents and data tab on will reduce the headache of any auto renewal or in-app purchases that you make on your device.
There you have it, a tiny bit of information that should make your app buying experiences a bit more manageable when renewing services or even switching to a new iOS device.
You can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or just want to tell us how awesome our products are.
Tags: alwaysonpc, chrome, Cloud based streaming, Flash on iOS, Java on iPad, tutorial
It’s been a long time coming but we’ve updated our app to version 2.0.3 with better quality Video Mode! We’ve also updated our overview video to see some of the exciting features we are offering with our Virtual Chrome product for both iPad and iPhone.
Run Chrome with Flash and Chrome Extensions on your iPad or iPhone!
The VirtualBrowser for Chrome App brings the power of the full desktop version of the Google Chrome browser to your iOS device, including all the features you’ve been missing in Safari for iPad and iPhone:
• Flash on your iOS device!
Powerful standard features like:
• Video Mode!
Learn more on our website:
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