Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bye Bye Flash

The blogosphere is abuzz with the news of Adobe stopping to support flash for Android. There are 2 sentiments that I picked up from all the literature published on the web:

1) The fanboi group is talking about payback for 1999 and how Steve Jobs was right all along.
2) Quiet a few people are applauding Adobe for this step. Continuing to support flash was a loosing battle.

Personally, I was never a fan of flash but did not hate it either. It had come to signify annoying intros and adverts on websites for me but I accepted it as part and parcel of web dev technologies.

That being said, who is using flash right now ? I am writing this post on a nexus7 tablet with Jelly Bean and this device never supported flash and quiet frankly this has not made a difference to my web experience. I guess the web development world stared migrating away from flash long ago and this was just the final nail in the coffin.

I am kinda sad it all ended for flash the way it did, it was a powerful tool and HTML 5 is nowhere close to the feature set of Flash right now.

bye bye flash !