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Old 11-09-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Adobe Flash Meets Its End
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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Gee, only a slightly misleading subject line

"Adobe confirmed this morning that it will cease all development of mobile versions of Flash"
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Gee, only a slightly misleading subject line

"Adobe confirmed this morning that it will cease all development of mobile versions of Flash"
most developers will start writing to html5 standards across the board. no need for redundant programing.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:11 AM
 
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most developers will start writing to html5 standards across the board. no need for redundant programing.
Until a lot of the heavy hitters like youtube and other mass media outlets stop supporting older browsers/flash and only provide HTML5 versions I don't see it happening quickly. I want to use HTML5 but I don't have the time to go sniffing browsers and maintaining two sets of code and I'm not going to cut off functionality for more than half my users either. Until I see a reasonable amount of users that have compatible browsers in the 80 to 90% range HTML5 is going to stay on the backburner for me.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Oxford, Ohio
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Gee, only a slightly misleading subject line

"Adobe confirmed this morning that it will cease all development of mobile versions of Flash"
I wouldn't say it's an entirely misleading subject line, though.

"With Flash gone on the mobile side, it's likely that we'll begin to see it disappear on the desktop as well."
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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I wouldn't say it's an entirely misleading subject line, though.

"With Flash gone on the mobile side, it's likely that we'll begin to see it disappear on the desktop as well."
We can hope
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Oxford, Ohio
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We can hope
I agree.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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What none of you seem to be aware of is that Flash developers would prefer to deliver their applications on mobile devices as native apps, not as Flash applications running in a mobile browser, and that is what Adobe Flash Builder and their Flex SDK enables developers to do. The top selling iPad app in the iTunes store, as of Sept 10th 2011 is a Flash application that was packaged as an iOS app using Adobe Flash Builder.

Flash-derived iPad game tops App Store charts | Deep Tech - CNET News

It makes sense that Adobe would focus on tools to allow developers to deliver in the format that the developers prefer.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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I've already forgotten most of what I put up in the first place. My gut is telling me that some think there already is better code than Flash. Could be a matter of time if that's the case, unless Flash gets into gear. In that case, there could be some good-ole competition on the way.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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My gut is telling me that some think there already is better code than Flash.
HTML5 doesn't replace everything Flash can do but it does replace the primary use for flash which is to deliver audio/video content. There is no standard in HTML4 to embed video/audio. There is multiple browser and platform compatibility issues which is the reason Flash or some other plugin needs to be used to reliably deliver audio/video content. If I want to display an image in a browser window this is the only basic code I need:

<img src="http://www.example.com/image.jpg" />

There is no equivalent for this in HTML4 for video/audio, there is in HTML5. Developers will no longer have to rely on Flash for reliable delivery of audio/video. This isn't going to kill Flash but it will have substantial impact.
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