On apple.com, Steve Jobs posted an article about his thoughts on Flash. The last paragraph sums it all up by saying…
“New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.”
I read this story today, and as much as I am not a Apple fan – I agree 100% with this. Adobe has refused to accept change and are shooting themselves in the foot.
Adobe Flash has never ran decently on Mac or any mobile device, much like it has never ran decently on Linux. Why? Because they are proprietary and for whatever reason – not adopting. If it was open, this wouldn’t be a problem.
Other companies such as Google (YouTube), Vimeo, Netflix, Facebook, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, NPR, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, People, National Geographic and many others are already supporting HTML5 video (H.264 video format) – showing their support for open standards and waving goodbye to Flash.
Read Steve Jobs full post here.
Thoughts on Flash