Adobe has held on to Flash for long enough, even though crucial security vulnerabilities have been discovered one after the other, and yet it held on. Not anymore though. Adobe is now telling users to stop using Flash, well maybe not as openly, it’s being more subtle. Adobe saying that it’s now going to “encourage” content creators to build with new web standards, standards like HTML5.
It has also started playing down the Flash brand by renaming the Flash Professional CC animation app to Animate CC, this is Adobe’s premier web animation tool for developing HTML5 content even though it will continue to support creation of Flash content.
Adobe Animate CC is going to be available to content creators early next year, the company is also going to release an HTML5 video player for desktop browsers that’s going to compliment Adobe’s support for HTML5 on mobile.
The company also reiterated its commitment to work with industry partners like Microsoft and Google to ensure “ongoing compatibility and security of Flash content,” as it’s still used in key categories like premium video and web gaming, until such time new standards fully mature.
Adobe announced that it’s going to work together with Facebook to make sure that Flash gaming content on the world’s largest social network runs securely and reliably, under this cooperation Facebook will report security information that will help Adobe improve Flash Player.