Calling it a “technology of the past”, Steve Jobs snickered from wherever he now resides as Adobe has released a statement they are ceasing development of Flash Player plug-in for mobile browsers and focusing on HTML5.
As hard has Adobe wanted it to work, the fact of the matter is that Flash was buggy software that caused apps and browsers to crash on a regular basis. And as much as it will bother some to admit Jobs was right, we all will be better off for it when Adobe works with developers to work with package programs that actually work.
What does this mean for you? If you’re running an iPhone, nothing… Something else that can use Flash, probably nothing because it also likely runs HTML5 and you will never notice a difference other than a lack of crashing.
- Adobe reportedly will announce the end of Flash Player for mobile devices (engadget.com)
- Adobe Stops Development of Mobile Browser Flash [REPORT] (mashable.com)
- Adobe to stop development of Flash Player for mobile (onsoftware.en.softonic.com)