The Adobe Flash Player we all know is a framework for viewing multimedia, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming video and audio. This could either run from a web browser, as a browser plug-in, or on supported mobile devices. Right from time, Flash has been the magic behind most streaming, multimedia and online games we see on the internet.
In recent times, things haven’t been going quite well with technology. You see, Flash has received lots of criticisms from different angles. These allegations where mostly centered on: It’s buggy, it crashes, and instances of security weaknesses.
Starting from 2010, Steve Jobs, then Apple CEO accused it for being buggy, and blamed it for crashing Mac systems. YouTube stopped support for flash, and switched totally to HTML 5. Google Chrome is gradually pausing page s rendered in flash. In more recent occurrences, Facebook security engineer called out to Adobe to fix the numerous security vulnerabilities of the software.
Adobe officially stopped its development for mobile devices in 2011. Mozilla temporarily blocked it on all her browsers. Good thing is, they reacted swiftly to plug all the holes, and got the feature restored. All these calls for closure is something Adobe should think about. A gradual transition to something else, before the flash we know slips into oblivion.