It's finally settled. Stop asking your web designers to use Flash. The battle between Apple and Adobe to support Flash has finally ended. The death of Flash websites is inevitable. With the continued growth spurt of tablet computers (e.g. Apple's iPad) and the increased number web users on mobile devices, more and more Flash websites are rendering to be useless.
Adobe has announced that rather than pushing Flash onto mobile devices and tablet computers, they will proceed in to go with the grains (Apple, Google, Microsoft) to support HTML5 as a web standard for mobile devices and tablet computers.
"My primary insight when we were screwed by Adobe in 1999 was that we shouldn't get into any business where we didn't control both the hardware and the software, otherwise we'd get our heads handed to us," Mr. Jobs said, according to the book.
While Flash still has its uses, such as games and streaming video (for the time being), HTML5 will handle many of the bells and whistles that so many clients desire for their websites. Read more »