The End of Adobe Flash Technology
Many have seemed predicted this aftermath to happen after Apple declined to support Adobe Flash Technology for their iPhones, iPods and iPads. The Apple Company’s prizefight for a no-to-flash development of their devices appears to have a domino negative effect on Adobe’s part. After a year and a half plus of competing with the HTML5’s emergence, Adobe decided to withdraw its support on the Android version of Flash Player. The announcement hands down shocked the technology industry starting last November 2012. It is a riveting news since it’s just a year after Adobe tried to develop a stable version of Flash for devices that use Google’s OS. Even though Android’s app for running flash on mobile devices has made some updates after Adobe’s withdrawal issue, but still, the standard is already considered gone.
However, some mobile users have been able to install such app and view Flash content in their phones and tablets because some browsers still support the system. On the other hand, when Google released a Chrome for Android that lacks the Flash support, Adobe finally came to a decision to pull out its resources and no longer provide future installs of Flash technology for mobile devices.
Despite Apple’s oppression for adopting Flash Technology, many still use such platform and many are still hyped for continuing using it for a more interactive and expressive website content. Although the deceased technology innovator, Steve Jobs, said that HTML5 will be the new web standard that they have adopted for years already, many still debated over the two’s functionality (Flash Technology and HTML5). An article in Forbes.com written by Fred Cabazza states that one shouldn’t compare Flash Technology and HTML5 because they have different usage. Further Cabazza added, “The best and most important part is that you don’t have to choose between HTML5 and Flash because you can use both. Maybe the best answer is to acknowledge that HTML5 and Flash have their pros and cons and that you can use one or the other or both depending on the experience you wish to provide, your ROI and SEO constraints, and the human resources you access.”
Cabazza quickly ended his article with a striking statement “In short, it’s not a zero sum game. Rather, it’s a process of natural evolution, where HTML is catching up while Flash is focusing on advanced features (and narrowing, even as it consolidates, its market share). Both are complementary. So please, stop comparing.”