Flash is so 5 years ago, even according to Adobe, the creator of a software that can make Flash animations. Flash’s demise started way back in the beginning of smartphones, when Apple refused to support Flash on it’s devices because it didn’t believe it had good enough performance for mobile devices. Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple posted a letter entitled “Thoughts on Flash” in 2010 that explained why the company would not be supporting Flash on their devices, and started the ball rolling to the grave for Flash.
The development of HTML5 was just another nail in the coffin for Flash, because it made it pretty obsolete. With HTML5 you can play a video within a webpage, and does not require a player to use a player, such as the Adobe Flash Player, to access the content. Even Adobe, the company who eventually acquired Flash, and sells one of the major softwares that people use to create Flash videos, Flash Professional, is changing the game.
You will still be able to create SWF (Flash) files but the program will now be called Adobe Animate CC, and also supports building files for HTML5. Adobe has also released a few programs in the past few years that are specifically for creating content for HTML5. Like its transition from boxed software to subscription based cloud services, it seems that Adobe may gracefully transition to HTML5 based services as people move further and further from Flash.
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