Adobe will soon end developing Flash for mobile devices.
The ubiquitous Flash Player plug-in found on most smartphones (apart from the iPhone) and tablets will soon be phased out by Adobe. The company will instead work with developers to encourage the Adobe Air platform, and what was once a key rival— HTML5.
HTML5′s universality made Adobe decide upon it as a HTML5 as “the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms…”, according to Adobe VP Danny Winokur.
Apple founder and CEO, the late Steve Jobs, had expressed his dislike for Flash by emphasizing his refusal to host it on the iPhones, iPods and iPads, stating that it was Flash harkened back to the time of “the PC era — for PCs and mice,” , an that going mobile meant “low-power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards — all areas where Flash falls short.”
Previously, Adobe’s mobile dev tools aimed to create a single platform for three of the most important mobile platforms: Android, iOS and the BlackBerry OS. Flash already dominates the desktops for coding interactive games, animated advertisements and deliver videos to web browsers.
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