Flash mobile is dead! Long live HTML5!

Adobe has announced that it will no longer be developing Flash for mobile devices, though it will continue support for Flash on the desktop. Some may see this as a win or at least validation for Apple's position on Flash on iOS devices. Whether Apple's position has influenced Adobe's decision more than the development of HTML5 is debatable, but if HTML5 is the driving decision then one wonders about the lifespan of desktop Flash.

From an accessibility point of view the loss of Flash may be seen as a good thing; while Flash could produce some wonderfully interactive and visually impressive websites, accessibility was far too often overlooked.

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