November 09, 2011, 11:36 AM —
Maybe Steve Jobs was right after all, or maybe HTML5 is maturing. Either way, Adobe announced the end of development support for their Flash Player plug-in used in mobile browsers.
A bit of a ego droop for Adobe, who shrilly announced Flash should, and would, be absolutely everywhere. But sluggish mobile performance, along with the heavy performance load that chewed through mobile batteries, finally made Adobe pull the Flash plug-in.
Adobe also announced 750 job cuts tied not to the Flash plug-in program but "corporate restructuring." Adobe will focus development on HTML5 technologies while keeping up bug fixes and security updates for their Android and Blackberry platform mobile Flash customers.
Well, there goes Flash. If you have to use HTML 5 for mobile, you might as well use it for desktop as well.
CobraA1 on zdnet.com
Not so fast
What's also interesting is that none of you reporters and blogger really GET what this means. This means the end of commercial and entertainments sites and push towards pay-app-store model for native apps.
Boz Bundalo on wired.com
The problem is the content that's made, not Flash itself. If you try and do the same thing in HTML5 it will kill the browser / battery / device just as much, or more!
tarwin on zdnet.com
Steve Jobs, somewhere, is saying, "I told you so."