Adobe Discontinues Mobile Flash – HTML 5 Wins Out

Adobe Discontinues Mobile FlashIt’s been clear that Flash has been losing out on the mobile market for a while. You can’t use it on most phones, or if you can it requires a third party app.

Though believers in the format, Adobe has finally given in. “HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively,” says Adobe. “This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.”

So what does this mean for photographers? It means that if your website is primarily Flash based, it’s time to change things up. Adobe is offering some bug fixes for the last version supported by smartphones, but there won’t be any new versions coming out.

Adobe says that Flash 12 for desktop PCs is still on the way.

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