(Because there’s a 99% chance that you’re in the 99%…)
Came across this website yesterday, founded by a group of likeminded individuals who at some point in their careers had the pleasure of coding for Flash. Since moving on and thanks to the relatively recent (in the grand scheme of the internet) unveiling of HTML5 these developers, (and even Adobe themselves) have stated they believe HTML5 and certain components in particular (H264, and Canvas are just 2 that spring to mind) are the future for the internet. Their goal, rid the internet of the Flash Plugin.
Their reasons being the constant need for updates, and the regular security issues that seem to crop up. They state that they aren’t backed by a corporation or a rival of Flash and that this is self motivated.
For someone who is tech savvy or keeps up with tech news, it’s not hard to imagine that someday in the future the internet will be Flash free as websites upgrade.
Their aim is to speed up that process.
My first thoughts on this matter were that will never happen a small organisation like that can’t force change on such a large scale.
Secondly I reconsidered and thought well it’s bound to eventually happen anyway they’re just giving a helping hand… and if just a few large corporations get onboard or choose to back this movement, it could give it exponential momentum.
My most recent thoughts however were, but some websites already do support HTML5 alternatives take YouTube for example, that link taking you to an almost identical HTML5 YouTube. However they continue support for Flash in parallel with it. The only global company that I know to have dropped flash support is Apple for all of it’s Mobile / Touch devices.
My conclusion was dropping Flash is a good thing, it will have drawbacks to begin with, and it will be obsolete / discontinued eventually, but just maybe Occupy Flash could speed up this process.
Let me know what you guys think?