Flash vs HTML5 – No Flash on iPads, iPhones and mobiles

By 23rd November 2011August 27th, 2015Technology & Business Intelligence

If your website is using Flash you should give a strong thought to it being converted to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript right now!

At the begining of November 2011 Danny Winokur, Vice President & General Manager of Adobe announced on Adobe’s blog that his company will no longer develop Flash for mobile devices. He strongly recommended HTML5 as a standardised solution for mobile browsers.

Winokur wrote:

“We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations […] HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.”

It seems Flash has lost the battle for mobile browsing just as the big Flash opponent Steve Jobs predicted more than a year ago. “Flash was created during the PC era–for PCs and mice,” Jobs said in the letter. “New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too).”

If your website is using Flash then it can’t be accessed from iPads and iPhones. What a shame!
It means that you are losing many visitors and potential clients. Since introducing the iPad in 2010 there have been more then 25 million devices sold. That’s 25 million devices not seeing your site.

It’s time to convert your Flash website to HTML5 as more and more people are browsing websites on mobiles and tablets.

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