rocknbil - 3:40 pm on May 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Is there some way that we can display a gif or textual file in place of the flash movie for mobile users so that we can engage with them in some way atleast?
You're probably using the old school embed-inside-object technique. Go through the SWFObject tutorials - it's really easy. You create an element for the flash "container"
<p id="flash-container"><img src="/images/flash-not-enabled.jpg" alt="If you see this, Flash is not enabled"></p>
... and SWFObject will write the contents of flash-container with the Flash if it can. If it can't, it will leave the image as is. I haven't tested this on mobile devices but the docs claim it should work (i.e., detect flash-capable or not.)
If it doesn't, you'll need to somehow detect mobile devices and roll your own code.