We’re back! Iain talks about why he’s taking a break from client work, and we discuss Google Chrome’s ambitious new projects: Rome and Angry Birds.
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Great podcast once again guys.
FITC changed their name from FlashInTheCan, not because Adobe legal team asked them to, as Adobe continues to be a big supporter of FITC. It’s because the conference changed to be more than Flash and they didn’t want to pigeonholed as being just about one technology. Also the Can part of the title stands for Canada as it was the first Canadian Flash conference and that of course didn’t make any sense once they started doing international conferences.
Finally, while Google avoided Flash in that particular Google doodle that Seb mentioned, just days earlier Google had used Flash for a doodle with video of Charlie Chaplin. Meanwhile, Google’s big movie rental service that they just rolled out also uses Flash if you are viewing movies in the browser. Many tech blogs wrote wondering why Google not only used Flash but also used H.264 rather provide a test case for HTML5 & their WebM codec. However, while Google might have liked to do that, the studios likely wanted some sort of protection to the video stream of all these movies, forcing Google to use Flash for their solution. Still, it’s interesting to see that when using HTML5 Google & others make a big deal about their technology choice, yet when they use Flash, they just roll it out without mentioning the fact that they are using Flash.