Are You Ready? Adobe Plans to Eliminate Flash This Year
Jan 31, 2019
After more than 20 years of using Flash Player, Adobe plans to put it to rest in collaboration with technology partners such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Firefox–all of whom have plans to begin decommissioning the Flash Player sometime this year. Mozilla FireFox is one of the last browsers to actively support the plug-in and will be completely dropping Flash with the launch of Firefox 69 later this year.
While many browsers and platforms may support a modified Flash Player through December 31, 2020, it will become increasingly difficult to use moving forward—not to mention that less than five percent of computer users still use Flash today. This shift has been a long time coming, and if you have yet to prepare, it is certainly time.
The decommissioning of Flash Player is a big shift for the educational publishing industry, where many courses, games, and digital textbooks use the plug-in for interactives, animations, assessments, learning games, and videos. How will your students interact with your existing courses if Flash no longer works? How long will it take to migrate your content? Will the content interact with HTML5 in the same way as Flash? What does this mean for your existing media?
Flash’s end-of-life is quickly approaching, so take action soon to stay ahead of the curve. Six Red Marbles has digitization experts ready to help you prepare for the end of Flash. Let us consult with you to assess your existing content to provide a treatment plan. Or come to us with specifications and let us migrate everything to HTML5 for you. Six Red Marbles understands not only the technology, but the importance of the content behind it. We are educators who understand the importance of technology—and we always put education first.