Thursday, November 10, 2011

War Between Flash and HTML5 is Over: HTML5 Has Won

The debate over whether supporting the Adobe Flash plug-in on mobile devices is a better way to support content apps, instead of using HTML5, seems to be over. Adobe is abandoning its work on Flash for mobile.

"Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations," Adobe says. Flash, HTML5 war is over

Instead, the company will refocus its efforts on mobile apps and desktop content, and “aggressively contribute to HTML5.” It’s not just that HTML5 is a great opportunity for Adobe. There are some very basic reasons why the company changed course on its mobile Flash.

In particular, Flash suffers a performance hit as video resolution grows. 

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