Flash vs Apple

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Brief history

Adobe Flash is a software platform used to produce animations, browser games and applications. It was created by Futurewave in the mid-1990’s before the company was acquired by Macromedia who went on to make the software popular. Flash was widely used on the internet until the mid-2000’s when it was gradually replaced by other technologies. The most popular uses for Flash included short animations and games, and it was also used by Youtube before they changed their primary playback technology to HTML5.

Popular Flash websites from the late 90’s/Early 00’s:

Flash games and animations:

http://www.newgrounds.com/

"eCards" (Very popular before social media):

http://www.bluemountain.com/

Reasons why people want to get rid of Adobe Flash:

  • Security and privacy problems (attacked by hackers)
  • Resource-heavy, Drains battery
  • Doesn’t work on mobile devices
  • Crashes a lot

There is a movement called “Occupy Flash” that its goal is “To get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plugin from their desktop browsers.”