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jimlongo
post Nov 10 2011, 11:49 AM
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Sorry for crossposting this, but I think it is very important to note.

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We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.


Read Adobe Blog post

Adobe has announced it will no longer develop Flash for mobile devices.

I think the writing is on the wall . . . would they expect that every website designed with Flash will have to have a mobile version without Flash?

I give Flash on the desktop another year before it's dead and buried as well.

Also apparently Silverlight is not going to be developed any longer, as even MS embraces open standards.

HTML5 and Javascript is the future of the web. No more plug-ins.


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post Nov 14 2011, 11:37 AM
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Chicken or egg?

I think that the argument is that Flash performs poorly on mobile devices, and is a huge drain on battery life.

Those 2 reasons kept Apple from using it in their mobile browser. Reminder. The fact that iOS (iphone,ipad,ipodTouch) don't support Flash put a lot of market pressure on developers to not use it. Developers don't use it, Adobe sees the writing on the wall, they stop developing it.

As of the PPK article, he's missing one salient point. IE6 was totally not standards compliant, you cannot say that about Webkit. Also he still talks as if Nokia matters, article was probably written in 2007.

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It was the most standard compliant there was in those they.


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