The iPad is no doubt a great tool for surfing the Web. But as we all know, it comes with notable limitations, one of which is lack of support for Adobe Flash.
As if that’s not enough, the iPad also doesn’t support Java.
So what are you supposed to do if you want to play FarmVille or Zynga (News - Alert) Poker, both of which need Flash to play? The cloud-powered apps for mobile devices icon, Xform Computing, has announced its VirtualChrome iPad app, which brings all these capabilities to your Apple (News - Alert) tablet.
VirtualChrome simply lets users mimic the desktop-class chrome browser using the power of cloud computing, and enjoy the same features and functionalities of the desktop version of Chrome right within their iPads.
It brings support for Adobe (News - Alert) Flash, Java applications, Chrome Extensions and the Chrome Web Store all to the tablet.
What about all those enterprise Java applications that you so desire to access on the go? VirtualChrome now allows you to instantly deploy them together with browser-integrated features like Evernote Web Clipper on iPad, and numerous stylish themes that grace your desktop Chrome browser.
Individuals will also be able to navigate to the Chrome Web Store, where they can browse and install apps just like they would from a desktop.
Gamers will be particularly pleased with this new program as well, as it allows them to bring such flash games as Club Penguin, Cityville, Mafia Wars and WebKinz to their iPad with existing points and status. Support for Java will also make it possible to play Runescape, Scottrade, PartyPoker and Gametable.
I’ve always been a lover of extensions, and it’ll be great to finally use Springpad, Lastpass, Picase and Xmarks on my iPad through the Chrome browser.
For enterprise customers, Zoho (News - Alert), Aviary, SlideRocket and Google Sites will also be accessible using VirtualChrome.
Other powerful standard features that will now be enjoyed include smoother flash animations and videos, mouse modes like hover and mouse-over menus, right-click menu access, Ctrl, Alt, Esc, Tab and Arrow keys, and the ability to login using a Google (News - Alert) ID.
Edited by Braden Becker