Adobe Flash is fighting the big fight against HTML5 and Apple. Steve Jobs refuses to support Adobe on the iPhone or the highly anticipated iPad. His reasoning “Its buggy and crash-prone”, ouch!
In defense and an extension of an olive branch CTO Kevin Lynch released the following statement:
“We are ready to enable Flash in the browser on these devices if and when Apple chooses to allow that for its users, but to date we have not had the required cooperation from Apple to make this happen.”
In addition the next version of Flash is to be available to all of the smartphones on the market.
In the bigger picture Apple should be the least of Adobes worries, seeing that HTML5 posses the biggest threat. Although Adobe Flash renders 75 percent of the videos currently on the web. Google is waving the HTML5 flag high and mighty. Although HTML5is very young it is advancing very fast and the support of Google will only increase their chances to dominate.
Kevin Lynch, begs to differ:
“Adobe supports HTML and its evolution and we look forward to adding more capabilities to our software around HTML as it evolves. If HTML could reliably do everything Flash does that would certainly save us a lot of effort, but that does not appear to be coming to pass. Even in the case of video, where Flash is enabling over 75% of video on the Web today, the coming HTML video implementations cannot agree on a common format across browsers, so users and content creators would be thrown back to the dark ages of video on the Web with incompatibility issues.”
Although Kevin Lynch fails to acknowledge HTML5 as a threat, he must recognizes that Adobe is in for a battle with HTML5 rather he likes it or not.
By: Professional Custom Web Design in Southern California | Jackie Taferner | JT Website Design – JT Website Design specializes in professional custom website design, flash animation, ecommerce website services, and more. Located in Southern California (SoCal).