Posted Nov 9, 07:44 AM

Adobe ends development of Flash for mobile

Of course they won’t say it this way, but Adobe is essentially admitting that they can’t make Flash work well on mobile devices. Some of us have been saying this all along, of course.

As someone who has been arguing against using Flash for years, this is great news. It means Flash won’t be allowed to hurt the mobile Web/App experience like it has on the desktop.

The fact that HTML5 was able to overtake Flash is more of a testament to the horribleness of Flash than to the greatness of HTML5. Adobe had a huge head start. They were always claiming to be improving, to be just on the verge of a breakthrough. They weren’t.

David Schrimpf, Web Developer


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