I emailed Steve Jobs about iAd and HTML5, his response…

This morning I emailed Steve Jobs. My full time job is designing and developing flash ads and I wanted to make sure that I am preparing myself as a designer/developer for Apple’s new iAd platform. So I emailed Steve to see if the new iAds platform would allow full HTML5 animations or if we can only use HTML5 to display video based ads. Looks like we will be able to use complete HTML5 for our ads. Full email after the break.

Here’s the email:

From: Steve Jobs <[email protected]>
Date: April 12, 2010 3:40:51 PM PDT

To: Jesse Orndorff <#####>
Subject: Re: iAds and HTML5

Yes, the former.

On Apr 12, 2010, at 10:40 AM, Jesse Orndorff wrote:


I am a flash ad developer, I want to make sure I am staying relevant to the market place. Will the iAd system be able to take my HTML 5 animations and display them? Or will they need to be a video file served by HTML5?


Jesse Orndorff

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