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Flash will be discontinued in 2020?

Discussion in 'Technology Talk' started by Starry Windy, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Starry Windy

    Starry Windy Let's do our best! The Resident Victini

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    I have heard from some news, that Adobe might discontinue Flash before the end of 2020, as they see open standards like HTML5 are more advanced nowadays. This causes some concerns for me. While some wanted to use Flash because of interactive games or nice animations that are made (myself included), some wanted Flash to be out from the net because of vulnerabilities and stuffs.

    What do you think about Adobe's stance on this?
  2. Megalegacy98

    Megalegacy98 Nintendo 3DS Legend 3DS Pedia Contributor

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    Finally. It was about time. The vulnerabilities are a real thing you know. There are also many other reasons why Flash isn't good, this page sums it up pretty well. While I will miss the Flash games, I don't have a doubt that there will be a way to play them even after Flash support on browsers is gone. For everything else that isn't games and animations on the web, the developers of those Flash applications need to get with the times honestly... for the end user's sake and for the developer's sake. All in all though, glad to see this outdated platform be officially recognized as discontinued.
  3. Starry Windy

    Starry Windy Let's do our best! The Resident Victini

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    Personally, one of the reasons I'm concerned about Flash's imminent closure besides of being having some nice animation and games, is that some of the streaming service apparently still depended on Flash to work (besides of YouTube and probs Dailymotion), so these streaming sites should prepare to use HTML5 before the discontinuation of Flash just in case.