ok ok, at the moment, we got the latest update on Adobe Flash Player on Android 4.1 (codename: Jelly Bean).
You can find official announcement from Adobe here. But let’s see why do I think you and me (Flash guy) should not excite for this news. Because there’s a lot of information that media doesn’t focus on, especially with the greater opportunities that people tried to hide them with HTML5.
Let’s take a look.
1. Flash on mobile web browser was (really) a nightmare.
Do you know Flash is an application?
It has minimum hardware requirement, like Microsoft Office or iMovie. It consumes an amount of RAM and CPU. So it runs on your machine with a need of resource.
Yes, it need to integrated into web browser.
These 2 factors are the main reason that Adobe decided to cease Flash Player roadmap for mobile web browser.
Fragmentation of web browser and hardware on mobile platform put the great hard wok to Adobe Flash Player team. They have to handle new mobile spec. and a lot of mobile web browser, which are change rapidly.
For you, this is also your nightmare. You have to think a lot when need to provide Flash content in good user experience on mobile.
So how can Flash guy adapt to these change? See in the next.
2. Stage 3D is next harvest field.
If you don’t know yet, and still working with 2D world in Flash platform. You should refresh your mind and know you are losing the big profit from
Since Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3.2, Adobe put new feature into their runtime, known as “Molehill”, but now, you know it as “Stage 3D”.
It’s very easy to understand. Stage 3D make Flash Player use GPU in rendering process. That means we can see blow up framerate and performance in Flash Player, maximum is 60 fps (Yes, it’s HD quality!)
This make Flash Player can render 3D mobile with very smooth rendering. Both on Flash Player on desktop and mobile application!
Go to Adobe’s Stage 3D official website, see your new opportunities, and you have allowed to shout “WOW”.
3. Mobile App Platform is getting stronger, and Adobe AIR is yours holy grail.
Mobile application is a fantastic platform I have ever seen.
Grow in rocket speed. Easier to monetize your idea, faster and more creative way. These are what you can get from mobile platform.
And for you, Flash guy, Adobe AIR is your supreme solution to deliver your Flash content into mobile platform.
So if you are going on Flash project, 2D or even 3D, you have to go straight to Adobe AIR. Just make your idea fit to mobile device, nice to mobile’s interaction, and gain your profit.
That’s why I don’t care about we’re going to have-no Flash on mobile web. Because you have better platform to monetize your content. It’s on the App Store, Google Play, Windows Marketplace, and other online mobile application store.
Please, for your sake, take a look of incredible Adobe AIR official website by click here.
Those 3 reasons are all sums up I always guide everyone who asked me about “Is Flash dead yet?” and this should be ended.
Just let those Flash-hater guy blogging, shouting, and yelling. But you should not care. If you really love in Flash way, and solid solution that it has brought to animation, interaction, and now 3D and mobile application.
You should abandon the idea that Flash “has to be on” web only. It’s more than that.
It’s interactive authorization platform, dude, and we are going to next level with 3D environment and mobile platform.
Have a great day