The Gadget Helpline Recently told you about the death of Flash Mobile, well Mike Chambers, a lead product manager for Flash, decided to let every one know what has gone on, and what has caused the decline in Adobes fortune on his personal website.
This is what he has said:
This one should be pretty apparent, but given the fragmentation of the mobile market, and the fact that one of the leading mobile platforms (Apple’s iOS) was not going to allow the Flash Player in the browser, the Flash Player was not on track to reach anywhere near the ubiquity of the Flash Player on desktops… Just to be very clear on this. No matter what we did, the Flash Player was not going to be available on Apple’s iOS anytime in the foreseeable future.
This combined with the growing support of HTML5 has caused Adobe to change plans and head down a different direction within the mobile market. There have been tensions between Apple and Adobe for a long time and it seems that this has pushed Flash player to the brink of destruction; again this is only on mobile devices. Adobe will continue to push Flash along side HTML5 on browsers.
Flash will however more than likely take a back seat as HTML5 is pushing ahead and things like popcorn being developed by Mozilla turning web video into an interactive experience.