Reminder: Support for Adobe Flash is ending in 2020 (All you need to know about its shut down & discontinuation)
Adobe is a company that provides the best tools & services for designers & developers to create amazing content for the web. It has played a leadership role in advancing interactivity & creative content – from video to games & more.
Adobe’s popular format, Flash has been widely used on the web in the last two decades to push video & game content. As technologies are evolving at a rapid pace, there is also a significant enhancement & improvement in web browsers & formats.
As the time has changed, new formats have been adopted by the community & the world. Some of them have become modern-day standards & are also an important part of the web. Speaking of Open Standards like HTML 5, WebGL & Web Assembly, they have matured over the time & offer capabilities which plugins used to deliver.
Now, these Open Standards have become a viable alternative for content on the web. In 2015, YouTube announced that it has stopped using Adobe Flash, and it’s site will use HTML5 video player by default.
Apart from that, HTML5 offers developers a variety of options & functionalities, which they can use to create & build beautiful websites & apps with minimum work. Adobe Flash has no doubt powered the web for some many years.
But moving ahead, Adobe will stop updating & distributing the Flash player at the end of 2020. Adobe has also asked the content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to new formats. A lot of businesses & company revolves around Flash, Adobe has also suggested those companies to migrate before the support for the Flash ends.
However, Adobe will continue to support Flash on a number of major OS & browsers that currently support Flash content through the planned EOL. As far as the date is concerned, the shutdown will be done on December 31, 2020. Apart from this, there are rumors that Coolmathgames will shut down as it is based on Flash technology.
Well, that is not true, as Polygon confirmed with Coolmathgames regarding the shutdown. In an official response, Coolmathgames have said that concerns are majorly related to old Flash Games. The company will convert those games to HTML5 to make them stay operational. So the rumors related to the shutdown of Coolmathgames are not true.
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