There’s no getting around the fact that Apple doesn’t like Flash, won’t support it on its mobile products, and never will. There’s also no getting around the fact that for as much as people seem to be ragging on Flash these days, a lot of popular content on the web is Flash only, with the most obvious example being Hulu, the online video site that continues to see astronomical growth month after month.
With the iPad launch now less than 2 months away, TechCrunch reports, citing an “industry insider”, that Hulu may very well be working to make all of their content accessible on the iPad by the time the device hits store shelves in March. Notably, such a move wouldn’t be littered with technical hurdles as all of Hulu’s videos are already encoded in the iPad friendly H.264 format and would therefore not require Hulu to re-encode all of its content.
A dedicated Hulu app?! Now we’re talking, and though it may never come to fruition, it seems abundantly clear that a Hulu app on the iTunes App Store would not only skyrocket to the top of charts, but would be so enticing that users would be more than willing to pay $1.99 for it.
Make it happen, people.