Adobe Confirms Flash Player is Dead
Since then, Adobe was left no choice but to commit their time and resources in making flash an excellent product. They still have issues with the security and stability, which makes it hard to promote and make their technology grow. In fact, there is a recent vulnerability found in Flash, which can only be fixed if users will uninstall their Flash Player completely. After a rise in ad blockers, repetitive issues on security and lacking in mobile support, Adobe has finally decided to kill Flash, technically.
Adobe stated in a recent blog post that for almost twenty years, “Flash Professional has been the standard for producing rich animations on the web.” They added that due to the coming of HTML5 and the huge demand for animations that dominates web standards, they altered the tool to encompass native HTML5 and the WebGL support. Starting next year, the Flash Professional will change its name to Adobe Edge Animate CC.
After the long wait, it is finally happening and became official that Adobe Flash is dead.
With their next major releases, Adobe Edge Animate CC will be replacing Flash and they will start the extensive and tormenting process of trying to make everyone forget about Flash, as it has already embraced HTML5. Adobe Flash will be replaced by Edge Animate that will allow the designers to build interactive HTML-based animations for use on the web.
Adobe is still very careful in informing everyone that Flash support won’t vanish in an instant. The company stated that both SWF and AIR formats will still be supported as first-class citizens, while the end-users will be supported by today’s Flash content.