Adobe’s Flash came into existence in 1996 and its main purpose is to provide the ability to play audio and video within WebPages to the users. On the other hand, HTML5 can also be used for the same purpose and both of the services use integrated SVG, vector graphics.
Currently, Flash is the most used product and 98% of the desktop users using it. It does not only runs on the desktops, but Flash is also supported by gaming consoles like PS 3 and PSP and mobile devices like Wii, Symbian, Maemo Linux and Windows Mobile also have the ability to run Flash in the form of Adobe Flash Lite.
From the start, Apple products including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Apple TV were programmed to support Flash and Apple has a strict policy to not run Flash on the iOS devices for the foreseeable future. But on the other hand, it seems like the modified or rooted Apple devices have shown that Flash runs pretty well on them.
Apple has always been in the favor of HTML5 against Flash. Developers started to work on HTML5 in 2003 and currently the standard HTML5 version contains many bugs. Previously it has been suggested that HTML5’s standard might be published in 2022. On the other hand, earlier this year, many popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Apple Safari has implemented a larger degree of HTML5. But still many users preferred to use older versions and there is a large quantity of users who are still using the older browsers without the support of HTML5.
Popular social networking site Facebook has also setup a HTML5 resource center where developers will be able to develop mobile apps which can be used by users via Facebook. It has also been reported that Google is trying to use HTML5 to develop the next generation of Gmail.
In all this hype, you cannot forget the role of Flash yet, as we are not seeing any decrease in Flash’s popularity, at least not in the near future. HTML5 has many advantages and plus points but still if web owners want their customers to reach to the masses, they will have to rely on the Flash for that.
As you might know that Adobe has discontinued its support for Mobile Flash to pursue certain endeavors in the field of HTML5, well, you can say that it is a beginning to a new era for HTML5. While Flash on the desktops is still leading the charts with its 3D technology and HTML5 will have a tough competition in this area.
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