TED Announces Non-Flash Version for the iPhone

A while back we argued why the iPhone does not need Flash due to the capabilities of HTML5. There has been a quiet movement away from Flash on the Internet. A few notable examples include YouTube, Vimeo, and even a test by CBS.com. You can now add the nonprofit TED to the mix. What is TED?

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

Chris Anderson from TED tweeted the following yesterday:

Excited about this. Non-flash version of http://ted.com is now live for iphone. Videos, comments, ratings. Hurrah!

This comes as awesome news for those that watch videos on TED–you can now do so on your iPhone. What other sites can we expect to drift away from Flash and move to HTML5?


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  • nosnoop

    Many who argue that iPhone does not need flash equates Flash=Video. But that's not the case.
    Rather, it is the dependability of iPhone/iPad as a platform for web surfing. Basically, without flash support, the web experience using iPhone is somewhat crippled and restricted.

    Two recent examples came into my mind. I was trying to access Salomon web site to look up the specs/info for a pair of skis which were on sale – and I could not do it. And my wife once asked me to check out a specific LV collection, and I could not access LV web page either! So I have to resort to my PC/laptop to access those pages.

  • sporadik

    Couldn't agree more. The web is crippled on iPhone because of not having flash. Even the psp browser for years has had a flash lite which was sufficient for at least not having blank pages all the time

  • Half_Pint

    So true. I have no idea how Flash became so prevalent as a video format with so many better options out there for content providers.

    It's still the best for animation and ads though.

  • That is true about websites and Flash too. Definitely frustrating when
    you can't get info on the web when you need it!

    But right now Flash isn't on a lot of devices anyways. The iPhone
    isn't the only one missing out.

    Gary

  • That is true about websites and Flash too. Definitely frustrating when
    you can't get info on the web when you need it!

    But right now Flash isn't on a lot of devices anyways. The iPhone
    isn't the only one missing out.

    Gary

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