(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Flash for mobile is out the door. Today software company Adobe announced that it was discontinuing work on the popular graphic platform for mobile devices and shifting its focus towards HTML5.
Commenting on the company blog, Adobe stated, “We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.”
Admitting HTML5’s rise in use, Adobe referred to HTML5 as the “best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.”
However, the shift towards HTML5 doesn’t necessarily signal the end for Flash altogether. The company says it will continue to invest in Flash in the areas of “premium video” and “advanced gaming.”
The move came as part of an apparent company restructuring which will also see a cut in employment of 750 jobs. For more information on Adobe’s news regarding Flash & HTML5, visit the Adobe blog at: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2011/11/flash-focus.html