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Why Flash seems to be falling out of favor

Why Flash seems to be falling out of favor

Flash, once a great way to add animation and other great features to websites is now beginning to fade into oblivion. Apple does not support flash on ipads or iphones and I don't think they intend to anytime soon. This has to do with a number of things but primarily, flash is a programming language that can potentially access information on a computer and perform certain tasks. Apple doesn't like this on ipads and iphones, so if you're planning on creating a website or adding new features it might be prudent to avoid any flash compinents if you want Apple users to be able to see it. A lot of great similar features and functionality can be achieved using javascript or jquery which will work across all (well most) devices.

We are helping our customers use the newer methods and discontinuing the use of flash. Even our website currently uses flash and we'll be changeing that soon too.

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Martin B.

One of the main reasons Apple is anti-Flash is Touch. 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.

9 years ago

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