Flash in the Pan: Where Adobe Flash is Headed
Remember Flash? No, not the the super hero, but rather Adobe’s famed platform. Apple wants to forget it exists. Others live and die for it. So what’s in the cards for that little player that could. Is it getting some love, or is it on its way to extinction?
What is Adobe Flash?
In a nutshell, Adobe Flash is a platform for providing animation, interactivity, and rich media, typically in websites. Flash is not new, and Adobe didn’t invent it—it started out as a drawing tool, evolved into an animation platform, and was acquired by Macromedia in the mid-’90s. Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005 and has continued to develop the technology and the Flash player.