Adobe Flash Comes To The iPad

Adobe's Flash has been made available to iPad users, thanks to software developer Comex.

Comex, the team behind the Sprint untethered jailbreak tool, has created an unofficial workaround that users can install in order to access Flash-based content through the iPad's default Safari web browser.

Currently the workaround is only available for the iPad, but support will soon be added for iPhone 3GS and devices running Apple's new iOS 4 mobile operating system.

The workaround, which has come to be known as Frash, is a modified version of the Adobe Flash runtime for Android, and is capable of supporting almost all Flash programs on the Mobile Safari browser.

In a YouTube video, Comex explained: “Frash uses a multi-process model similar to Chrome on the desktop, so a crash in the Frash/Flash plugin doesn’t take down the browser.”

Apple has blocked developers from using Adobe Flash in any of applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and has discontinued support for Flash content on its devices, claiming that Flash slows down the processor and causes crashes.