Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bye bye to Flash

Adobe Systems has announced they are pulling the plug on Flash and they will likely be supporting HTML5. Anyone who has followed the war between Adobe and the iFruit company over the use of Flash on mobile devices, actually the lack of use of Flash on iFruit devices, knows what a loss this is for Adobe. The iFruit company always said that Flash was an inefficient power hog and refused to use it.

Since the majority of the Tablet markers, and a goodly sized chunk of the rest of the mobile device market, couldn't view Flash web sites developers weren't going to use it. It was probably inevitable that Flash had to go and Adobe was pushed into this move by the power of the free market.

Adobe is being forced to cut jobs and re-align their business in order to try to stay viable. I wish them all the luck in the world. They are a great company and they have developed some wonderful products. Where would we be today without PDF?

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