Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Will Adobe Edge finally supplant Flash?

Will Adobe Edge finally supplant Flash?
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A preview version of the Adobe Edge development tool was released yesterday by Adobe Systems, and it promises to help web developers create animation and other such things on the Internet without Flash.
Edge, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Labs site, is ready and available for developers now. This is a way to let you know that that the company is attempting to move away from Flash, and is focusing its efforts on HTML5, which can create some of the same effects, but without the plug-in.
Edge is actually in the early stages of development, much earlier than the beta stage, because HTML5 is evolving and it supports the browsers that are up and running now.
Doing this will allow Adobe to address any issues that may arise from developers testing the new features of HTML5 and deal with it not rather than later.
Edge will also be focused on the mobile Web, such as Apple, Android and Blackbery OS systems, but not to worry as the tools will also work well with traditional desktop browsers that support HTML5 which would be Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome.
Edge utilizes the same language that longtime Flash programmers are accustomed to, which promises a familiar transition. It uses the timeline development metaphor that will be familiar to longtime Flash programmers.
As of now no word on what this will cost or when this will be released, but Adobe seems determined that HTML5 will take over for Flash.

HTML5 vs Adobe Flash

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HTML5 and Flash had been in the news and online in blogs as related to the iPad by Apple. There are some concerns that Apple’s new iPad doesn’t have Adobe Flash on it. Apple says flash is unreliable, that it’s not secure, has low-performance, drains battery life, and doesn’t keep up with improvements. Use of large powerful apps will drain battery live no matter if you’re using HTML or Flash. Html5 vs Silverlight
flash vs HTML 5
Flash is used by seventy percent of the high traffic Web sites. Some apps need richer interaction, for offline processing, working with graphics, and integration with local devices. Sometimes it doesn’t come down to where you use HTML5 or Flash but what works best with the apps which could be Flash, Silverlight or Java. People seem to resent that Apple has come up with HTLM5. They think Apple is trying to put Adobe Flash out of business. Flash has been around to long, and works to well for it to be that easily replaced.
Flash has come up with Flash 10.1 to answer Apples HTML5 as its option for working with hand held devices. Flash 10.1 it will make possible the use of the standard Bightcove video player. Flash delivers seventy five percent of all online videos. Flash and Flash players are growing smartphones, netbooks and smart books.
Adobe has responded to the mobile CPU revolution with Flash 10.0 which is more efficient at conserving battery life, more secure and processes faster and better. Adobe’s future depends on how fast it executes its jobs.
Apple has been working on HTML5 for sometime. It true we need programs that will make all computers and devices to work more smoothly together. I am not sure HTML5 will be the answer every ones looking for. Apple has been in the process of working all the bugs out since 2004. The project is so large some people say it want fully be ready for several more years. However You Tube one of the consumers favorite sites, are using a subset of HTNL5. Canvas and offline storage is a working subset of HTML5 that has already appeared on “desktop Web” and mobile Web T.
The HTML5 at this time doesn’t have the power of Flash; it has some program options that may add to the use of PCs and other devices. Canvas is a very good program that when drawing can over lap circles which Flash can’t do at this point. The problem is not where you buy a regular computer or mobile PC that’s using HTML5 or Flash, its lack of a genuine commitment to what the users want. Very few organizations develop products around user needs. Most enterprises don’t care enough about user experience to change their habits.
This doesn’t mean that after HTML5 has been fully developed it will not be used as well. I think there is room for both. I think they will be chosen for what ever work one is doing at the time. Then again there may be something new by the time HTML5 is fully developed. It’s pretty obvious that Flash isn’t going any where soon especially as huge companies have based their business models on what Flash provides.
There will always be new programs and companies looking for better ways to interact with these programs. Technology is growing in leaps and bounds. We the consumer wants to see this continue. So I think most of us will glad to see what direction Flash and HTML5 goes.

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