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JavaScript Hack Enables Flash on iPhone

Ok, well it isn't exactly what we want, but it shows that the development community is thinking beyond Apple's stranglehold on iphone OS. According to Wired, Tobias Schneider has written a javascript runtime engine for processing .swf files that is compatible with iphone.Wired published this article about how an open source project called "Gordon" enables .swf files to be displayed in mobile safari. Only websites with Gordon installed will run on iphones, but it shows promise. Also, since this is a pure javascript runtime, it is slow, especially on iphone.

The open source project is here: http://github.com/tobeytailor/gordon

and some demos are available here: http://paulirish.com/work/gordon/demos/ . I've confirmed that these demos (less one broken link) work on my iphone!

I don't know yet whether apps written in Flex are compatible.

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