One could be important news today and is one that directly affects IOS and Apple’s mobile products. For years we hear words against the iPhone and iPad by the inability of these to play Flash content, Adobe used this utility on many websites to submit videos or games. Apple in this regard seems to have been clear since I started in the mobile sector, and specifically that position was due to the clear conviction of Steve Jobs. Well, it seems Adobe would announce in a few hours leaving the development of Flash for mobile browsers HTML5 focusing its efforts on precisely the same way for years started in Cupertino.
If you are blog readers for some time, remember that was the same Steve Jobs who said the reasons why the apple company had decided not to support Flash in IOS, his words are immortalized in a page from Apple’s website :
Many major media have decided to jump in and adapt to the formats required by Apple.
Flash security is not good and is one of the reasons why problems occur on a computer using a browser.
Flash duration and limited battery life.
It was created to be used on computers operated by a mouse rather than by multitouch technology.
Is an obstacle to the development of own ecosystem of applications, as the inclusion of Adobe Flash have allowed the creation of an external platform applications (the ultimate goal of course) that Apple had not relied on.
The point is that little by little these motivations just by convincing an entire industry that has seen much of their potential customers could view their products if used exclusively Flash. HTML5 is presumed to be the most suitable alternative and are mucos developers are focusing on this solution, including Adobe, this will be one of its strengths in the future, HTML5 boost in mobile environments. Does this mean that Flash will disappear completely? As a plugin for the browser itself, the report would stop developing Adobe Flash to Android and QNX (operating system BlackBerry tablet, PlayBook), but keep the above mentioned software package for creating applications that are then exported to any operating system using Adobe Air. The announcement would be submitted shortly following, as ZDnet:
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will focus on providing Flash developers a set of native applications with Adobe AIR applications for major stores. We’re not going to adapt Flash Player for mobile devices with new browsers, operating system versions or configurations of the device. Some of our source code licensees may choose to continue working on their own implementations. We will continue providing support to the current configuration for Android and PlayBook with error correction and critical security updates.
Too bad the good of Steve Jobs is no longer with us but I am convinced that today could not contain a huge grin.