Those of you who are slightly more technical may have heard of a thing called Flash. It’s produced by a company called Adobe and it is used to show complicated animations and things like videos on web pages.
Flash is a proprietary technology and the web is evolving (slowly) so that it can handle things like video directly. Basically we’ll all slowly be moving across to using a thing called HTML 5, which means our web pages will be able to work without the need for add ons for our browsers (i.e. flash player) or depending on any proprietary technology.
Now Flash has never worked on Apple devices – they throw their toys out of their cot at the thought of somebody else getting a slice of any web action on their devices (and they had a point when they said it could be buggy and insecure as well), but now it has leaked that Flash Mobile will not continue to be developed and HTML 5 will be the platform of choice for videos etc. on mobile devices.
So, as an SME in Peterborough, Cambridge or Huntingdon, what does this mean to you? Well, if you’re using Flash on your website then there’s even more reason now to consider updating your site and removing any Flash & replace it with more modern technologies – your site will look a whole lot better on all Apple mobile devices for a start…