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Mobile Future Not So Flashy

Posted on August 21st, by Emily Rogers (Freeman) in Blog. No Comments

On August 16th Adobe discontinued support for Flash on Android, clearing the way for the HTML5 Standard which is already well on the way to replacing Flash on the mobile web.

In a nutshell, this means that websites using Adobe Flash will not work on smartphones and tablets for the indefinite future!   Flash will continue to work for any Android users who have already downloaded the Flash player app, but new downloads are now disabled.

In case you were holding out for the possibility that your flash-heavy corporate website would eventually work on your customers’ smartphones and tablets, it might be time to finally look at new options.  Ask your agency, tech team or developers to look into rebuilding using HTML5.