Aug 17, 2016 Time’s Running Out for Flash Apps
A few days ago Google announced that Chrome will start to block Adobe Flash running in the background of Web-based systems to support page analytics and similar functionality. The cut-off will come this September when Chrome 53 launches. Then, in December, “Chrome 55 will make HTML5 the default experience, except for sites which only support Flash,” Google stated.
Flash’s long-anticipated death is drawing ever closer. What does this mean for your Web strategy, if you still have Flash-based app?
It’s simple. Start to replace it, now.
While you still have ample time to build an HTML5-based equivalent, test it, and run it for a time in parallel with your Flash-based app as you transition users over. Since the HTML5-based system, if architected and engineered with care, is apt to be faster and more secure, you’ll be glad you did. And so will your users.