Steve Jobs vindicated: Adobe to drop
In an essay composed
before his death, Apple mastermind dismissed Flash as obsolete
In an essay composed by Apple mastermind Steve Jobs two years
before his untimely demise, Jobs found that the Flash computer
program was obsolete. Jobs criticized Adobe as, "Flash was created
during the PC era - for PCs and mice...But the mobile era is about
low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards - all
areas where Flash falls short." Adobe is taking the late Jobs'
advice, as it now discontinuing the program
In his essay, 'Thoughts on Flash,' Jobs said,
'Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely
asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any
mobile device, for a few years now. We have never seen it.'
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online):
Adobe addressed these concerns in a recent blog post. According
to the announcement, Adobe will no longer support mobile flash
on Android's latest operating system, Jelly Bean.
Adobe also confirmed previous news that they will not support
mobile flash but instead the company will focus on flash for PC.
In his essay, "Thoughts on Flash," Jobs said, "Flash has not
performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe
to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile
device, for a few years now. We have never seen it."
In the essay, Jobs also points out that "Flash was designed for
PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For
example, many Flash websites rely on 'rollovers,' which pop up
menus or other elements when the mouse arrow hovers over a
specific spot. Apple's revolutionary multi-touch interface
doesn't use a mouse, and there is no concept of a rollover. Most
Flash websites will need to be rewritten to support touch-based
devices. If developers need to rewrite their Flash websites, why
True to Jobs' words, after this August 15 mobile flash will
begin to fade out of the picture. If the user already have flash
installed on your device, Adobe will still continue to issue
security updates and other vital patches for existing users.
Being able to access flash-based web content from Android
devices was once a huge selling point for Google based tablets
"The easiest way to ensure ongoing access to Flash Player on
Android 4.0 or earlier devices is to use certified devices and
ensure that the Flash Player is either pre-installed by the
manufacturer or installed from Google Play Store before August
15th," Adobe said.