Flash is dead. HTML5 rage continues.

Wow, we all saw it coming, but it is still a bit of a shocking news.

Adobe is killing Flash. Finally. (Too bad Steve Jobs isn't here to see he was right all the way).


For now, Adobe has confirmed it will stop working on the mobile browsers Flash. But as HTML5 continues to rage and as the mobile world is now responsible of over 50% of web, it's hard to see how Adobe will continue investing in this dying technology.

In Adobe’s official announcement, Danny Winokur,Adobe’s VP and general manager of interactive development, wrote, “HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.”

Remember the Flash war between Apple and Adobe? Apple wins. Adobe loses. Android fans who boldly protected Flash now need to look for a hat to eat… Microsoft fans using Silverlight should be seriously worried now (if they haven't been already…).

Back in April this year, I predicted that by 2013 HTML5 will rule Enterprise Mobility. Adobe killing Flash in favor of concentrating on HTML5 development is another milestone in that route.

Read more about this announcement in here:

Flash is dead. Long live HTML5.

Adobe confirms Flash Player is dead for mobile devices


Finally! This is really a great news. The unavailability of flash in apple products is really such a hassle sometimes
Minerva said…
Wow, I really don't know how to react on this. I'm quite happy and sad at the same time. Flash has been a part of my daily browsing and pc-relation kind of thing. :)
Some of those are great. Others are pretty ordinary thought
I guess this is just right as technology continues on developing, we need to face and learn new tricks such as HTML5 :D
metformin said…
The HTML5 really gives a new innovation to the browsers.
Adobe has my respect. They have put a lot of effort to make flash work but they realized it just wasn't how it's going to be. Personally, i think it is the only company that says Apple is right and saying that takes a lot of courage especially from a big company. Two thumbs up for Adobe.
Anonymous said…
Wow, the game has changed with the announcement that Adobe is no longer supporting development for FLASH for mobile devices or TV…it is focusing on youtube html5 player and Adobe AIR apps instead….the news got around the game development community quickly. I think the market penetration of mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone, and iTouch from Apple being a merket leader who doesn’t support FLASH made a true impression on developers whose clients pages were losing views by this audience. Comsider Apple’s leadership history introducing CD ROM’s fiirst in computers, dropping the beige look of computers, introucing the iMAc, iTunes, Quicktime, and Jobs support of Blu Ray at Disney helped set standards in many industries…