Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Adobe: Goodbye, Mobile Flash

Adobe: Goodbye, Mobile Flash, article.

Adobe [is] shutting down development of its Flash Player for mobile devices and will instead focus on HTML5.

I hadn't expected such an overt capitulation from Adobe.
You may recall Steve Jobs saying that the reason iPad doesn't run Flash is that they had not yet seen any really good implementation of Flash on any mobile platform. And this new move seems to indicate that Adobe agrees and further does not have hope that they could make one in the foreseeable future.

I think this is a good thing, it means that web developers can concentrate resources on HTML 5, instead of trying to figure out which horse to bet on. And within the next year or two, most major sites will surely move to HTML 5, giving us a much less bumpy web ride.

1 comment:

TC [Girl] said...

I'm sure that Steve is sitting, somewhere, w/a smug smirk on his face muttering "told ya!" under his breath! lol! :-D