Flash Player on mobile phones is dead. Long live HTML5!

I previously wrote an article on whether the iPhone (or should I have said Apple) and Flash (Adobe) would work in harmony. I felt it was necessary to update you properly on the developments in the last day regarding the long drawn-out sage of Apple vs. Adobe.

On Adobe’s blog yesterday, Danny Winokur (Vice President and General Manager of Interactive Development at Adobe) announced that:

“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.”

Incredibly, Adobe have now conceded that “HTML5 [is] the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms”, meaning their Flash Player will soon become obsolete on mobile devices.

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iPhone & Flash – will they ever live in harmony?

Ben Parr’s article on mashable.com has caught my eye this week. It explains how the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement is effectively banning the use of the Flash-to-iPhone converter. This license agreement change is down to Apple’s continuing lack of support for ‘Flash’ on the iPhone. Some call it a ‘feud’ between Apple and Adobe.

Flash can be installed on Apple desktops and laptops but it’s crazy that the iPhone and the revolutionary new iPad will not allow Flash components to be installed on them. Continue reading “iPhone & Flash – will they ever live in harmony?”