In a world where HTML5 is advertised as the solution to every problem, someone would think that you will need nothing more to create a web app based on data and media. Unfortunately the reality is somewhat different. Stream Pod is a fine example of such an application, it’s an audio player which is based on your search terms to find what it will play. The audio player in Stream Pod is using Flash as the core technology and the reason for this decision was the need for fast development without a lot of browser headaches. There is some great work being done with media in the HTML5 world but personally I would use it as a fallback to Flash for these use cases at the moment.