The Adobe Flash Player was once the leading programme for animated web displays, videos and games, although Adobe provided an end of life notice for 2020, now due to Google deciding to stop indexing sites using Flash by the end 2019, changes need to be made sooner than later. ( https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2019/10/goodbye-flash.html
End of Life Announcement
In July 2017, Adobe announced that it would end support for Flash Player at the end of 2020.
However the writing was on the wall quite a few years before when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs decided Apples IOS would not support Flash Player, and published an open letter https://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
detailing Apple's reasoning.
Now Google has finally pulled the plug and stopped ranking sites and some might like to know (if you do not already know) what has replaced Flash?
HTML5 was the change, and even Adobe encouraged the use of open HTML5 standards in place of Flash after their 2017 announcement
HTML5 has been available since 2014 and completely revolutionised how web worked especially on mobile/tablet devices.
Here at Koda we use HTML5 to allow us to transfer elegant designs to the web while introducing navigation techniques that are expected on modern website designs.
Some examples of this are seen with the following sites
HTML5 also allows us to also develop high quality web apps that emulate the functionality associated with native mobile applications.
HTML web applications are often used when you are not seeking to monetise your application (getting people to pay to download the app from the App Store and Play Store), web based applications may be the solution for you, there are a number of benefits:
- Development costs are lower
- Time to market is significantly shorter
- Content can be shared with an existing web based database
Examples of this have been done for our customers
If you'd like to know more about our HTML5 and Web application development capability please contact us
and we will be in touch.