Sunday, 13 November 2011

5 Reasons Adobe Stops Flash on Mobile

Adobe admitted defeated by Apple and plans to discontinue development of the mobile version of Flash. There are five reasons put forward.

As revealed by Mike Chambers, Adobe's lead developer relations, in a posting on its Web site, Adobe began focusing on HTML 5 - and this is recognized as 'motivated' by Apple.

Here are 5 reasons put forward Chambers, as quoted by Mashable, Monday (11/14/2011):

1. Flash will not achieve ubiquitous of mobile devices. Thanks to Apple who has refused to adopt this technology in the iPhone and the iPad.

2. On the other hand, HTML5 has the same ubiquitous as those offered in the desktop Flash Player.

3. Users do not consume content on mobile in the same way as on the desktop so that makes Flash less relevant in handheld devices.

4. Develop plug-ins for browsers on mobile need a lot more resources than for desktops.

5. Adobe wants to move its resources to HTML5 and stop Flash for mobile.

Adobe's decision is clearly a victory for Apple. Steve Jobs once said that Flash is not worth it anymore - that's why he was not injected in the device of Apple.

"The many things that you did via Flash will now be more useful to use HTML5 and CSS3 via directly from the browser," said Chambers.

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