Adobe Flash is Really Dead This Time

Published by Lamin Kanteh on

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Flash, once a titan on the world wide web, has long been on life support after being dumped first by Apple, and then big platforms like Microsoft, Mozzila and even Google removing its capabilities from their respective browsers.

Flash stood tall during its time and in the process made the web rich and interesting for both users and platform creators alike. Flash was found in almost everything from the production of animations, rich Internet applications, desktop applications, mobile applications, mobile games and embedded web browser video players.

But due to its inherent security flaws, Flash was slowly phased out in favor of the much more modern HTML5. Adobe, owners of the platform announced they are going to completely ditch it in 2020 ending support for the once-dominant technology.

Google wants to add a few extra nails to the coffin by stating that it will no longer index Flash content or Shockwave Flash files in the coming weeks.

At its peak, Flash was huge and Google’s search would prioritize pages featuring the service, in the same manner, YouTube embeds work in recent times but with HTML5, Google no longer thinks web content that features the now ancient technology deserves its resource and it’s pulling the plug completely.

Google is hoping such moves would serve as a motivation for those developers still stuck in the past egging them to embrace a more glorious present and future with newer web technologies like HTML5.


Lamin Kanteh

I live, breath, and dream technology. I've only known myself to push the boundaries on what's possible in my mental scope in relation to technology. And having been a writer for the good part of the past three years (covering varying subjects on the major mobile platforms), No place has ever felt more like home than Chrome OS. And as you may know, Chrome OS is ushering us into a future of the unknown and I'm here to help in the process of easing the way into that future via ItsChromeOS.

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