Sunday, November 13, 2011

Adobe Product Manager Explains Why They Stop Mobile Flash Project

Few Days a go, Adobe officially announced that their company will not continue its work on mobile Flash player. For many people the announcement was not really surprising. Initially Apple was probably the first company who stop using Flash on its mobile devices since 2007.

And Mr. Steve Jobs had explained in many occasions -- one of which is thoughts of flash letter -- why Apple will no longer offer Flash compatibility in all their products.

However to clear the confusion as to why Adobe discontinue their project, Mike Chambers, Adobe Principal Product Manager decided to blog about it clear the confusion.

In his blog's post, Chambers explains several reasons that make Adobe failed to catch with mobile device technology. HTML 5, Hardware fragmentation were ones of the aspects. Apple is included too as the aspect who is probably encouraged the company to end their desire for mobile browser campaign.

“This one should be pretty apparent, but given the fragmentation of the mobile market, and the fact that one of the leading mobile platforms (Apple’s iOS) was not going to allow the Flash Player in the browser, the Flash Player was not on track to reach anywhere near the ubiquity of the Flash Player on desktops.

Just to be very clear on this. No matter what we did, the Flash Player was not going to be available on Apple’s iOS anytime in the foreseeable future.”

People welcome Adobe's decision in the various responses. Some were happy about it, says that the absence of Flash will avoid battery drainage to their phone caused by Flash.


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