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The Death of Flash
For literally decades, now, Adobe® Flash®, along with its native programming language ActionScript, has been the go-to development tool for serious eLearning developers.
The First Rumblings
Unfortunately, not everyone in the technology sector was of the same mind as we in the eLearning industry; so, due to a number of factors (some legitimate and some corporate politics) there were always some platform issues with playing Flash®. Apple® has never fully supported Flash® well on its computers and not at all on the iOS mobile operating system.
In December 2013, Adobe® announced that they would no longer support their Flash® player for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and later. However, the PC and laptop markets were not affected.
The Bell Tolls
July, 2017, however, was the true beginning of the end. Adobe announced it would no longer support Flash® after the year 2020. On July 25, it was announced that Microsoft was implementing a stepped plan for removing Flash® support from Windows and their two Internet browsers (Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge) by the end of 2020; and Google, Mozilla, and Apple followed suit.
What do I do next?!
Created by Margaret Werdermann, President & CEO of Werdermann eLearning Inc. Apr. 23, 2018.