Adobe recently announced that it will kill its Flash and many are signing with relief. Was it that bad? You would wonder! All in all, 2020 will usher in a new era: An era without Adobe Flash. According to many, it’s crashing from existence was long overdue, and they cannot wait for its elimination from their lives.
How Adobe Plans To Eliminate Its Flash Completely
Adobe has joined forces with tech giants, Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Mozilla to ensure that nothing is left of its Flash. As wrong as it is to conspire to kill a thing, these giants are working tooth and nail to ensure that their combined efforts put the last nail in the Flash’s coffin. How so? For starters, Adobe is geared towards halting the updates and distribution of the Flash Player by the end of the year 2020. In turn, this decision is supposed to encourage the increased migration of content created by Flash to other new open formats like HTML.
Before coming to this painful conclusion, Flash has been dying a dangerous, slow death over time. It has witnessed desertion as developers have embraced other open standards like HTML5. Its impact and influence have gradually been disappearing. People don’t use it anymore.
For some time now, Flash has faced security crisis, becoming a vulnerable target by hackers in search of malware delivery mechanisms. At some point, it was unable to issue the required security updates to ensure the safety of systems and machines. For this very reason and the risks associated with Flash, main players like Google switched to other new and effective systems. Worse off, it went ahead and banned Flash in all display Ads, which rendered Flash utterly useless.
The death of Adobe Flash started back in 2015. It all started with the killing of the Flash brand. After that, what remained of the software was renamed Adobe Animate, which did not suffice due to the continued malpractice of hackers. Generally, it was no longer safe to operate with Flash under any name.
Consequently, a couple of open standards were more than willing to replace Adobe Flash. Over the years, WebAssembly, WebGL, and HTML5 have matured and provided many capabilities and functionalities that were previously left for Flash and have thus become viable alternatives for web content.
HTML5 is a recent invention that has ranked as the most preferred alternative to Flash in this modern age. It is more open, better performing, and more secure than Flash. Moreover, what remains of Adobe tools, that is Animated CC and Premiere Pro CC, have also adopted the use of HTML5. HTML5 completely avoids the problems of Flash but basically offers the same functionalities and capabilities.
Either way, experts have it that the death of Flash was orchestrated by Adobe. Despite costing Adobe a lot of money to develop, the firm realized that Flash was a wrong move and while its holes started showing; they opted to stay quiet and not fight back. It simply was a losing battle for the company.
Apple Pulls Off Their Support for Flash
Just recently, Apple announced that it was pulling off support its for Flash in the iOS after noticing its waning popularity. This meant that the immense popularity that Flash enjoyed due to the lucrative demographics of iOS users were lost. It was on its deathbed! Efforts by Android to salvage it produced abysmal results, its Web page scrolling stumbled and video playback through Flash Player halved battery life. In simple terms, smartphones played a significant role in rendering Flash useless.
Irrespective of Adobe’s Flash downsides, it has been a pervasive force and a major player in the evolution of the web. A few years back, Flash was the technology behind powering many games and videos on the internet. Moreover, it offered an animation platform that allowed for the creation of clickable games and videos on many websites, which has helped shape today’s web as it is. However, the new technology and devices have overshadowed its usefulness but not completely. Despite the harsh criticism coming its way, Adobe Flash has managed to survive for over a decade now while it should have faded away.
What Dead Of Flash Technology Brought?
Actually quite a lot, at least in the adult industry. Back in the Flash glory days, each tube video website in adult has been built using Flash streaming technology. This helped the distribution of many threats. Nowadays, HTML5 videos are standard and safety of adult site browsing increased a lot. To be precise, let’s use example of Perv Mom – brand new series of step-mothers seducing their sons. This site will be launched in coming days and you can expect to be very popular. All videos on this tube site are 100% HTML5 compatible and 0% flash!