After Adobe announced its plan to cease the development program for Adobe Flash, the discussion of the death of Adobe Flash has never ceased. Though there are various alternative apps in the market, none of them are powerful enough. However, the market is eager to getting rid out of Adobe Flash. Therefore, one can sense interesting phenomena: mobile market demand turns right but Adobe Flash turns left. While mobile market demand for Flash is increasing, support to Adobe Flash Player is decreasing.
Mobile market is a sector that Adobe Flash Player never really cared before. Therefore, after making several mistakes, Adobe could do nothing but witness the fall of Adobe Flash Player in mobile market. However, it is not easy to drive Adobe Flash out of mobile market. For one thing, as an app exclusively designed for online video websites, Adobe Flash is the only choice for mobiles to get access to YouTube videos. For another, the rising of alternative apps like HTML 5 are not good enough to replace Adobe Flash.
With wide range of usage, someone asserted that Adobe Flash will remain popular. However, to his surprise, things completely went out of control. The truth is more and more mobiles, especially those favored ones, can’t wait breaking ties with Adobe Flash. It was iPhone that made the first attempt and other mobiles like Nokia phones and Android cells decided to follow suit. Adobe Flash also made its revenges by quitting Google Play. Therefore, at present, not only Jelly Bean mobiles fail to install Flash Player but also Gingerbread devices.
Contrary to the lessening mobile support to Adobe Flash, the market welcomes a rising demand for the same application. With the development of science and technology, mobile has turned out to be a mini version of computer. Without YouTube support, a device can’t name itself powerful multimedia tool. YouTube support can’t be achieved without Adobe Flash. Then market demand for Flash Player increases. At present, the mobile market is now in a situation where mobile support to Adobe Flash is downhill and requirement for Adobe Flash is rising.
For mobile makers, there are many reasons to reject Adobe Flash. It is brings security concerns, it is energy-consuming and it crashes quite often. However, there is one reason to support Adobe Flash and this one makes a difference. There are no alternative apps to satisfy users’ rising demand for Adobe Flash. Though Apple is working on a similar app, it is not available at present. HTML 5 has been a favored choice but never put into practice in a large scale. BBC had replaced Adobe Flash with Adobe Air in iPlayer but the power of the media player is still a myth. Therefore, Adobe Flash Player is still the best choice to meet user’s increasing demand.
Currently, mobile users want the function of Adobe Flash Player while makers are reluctant to provide them. As a result, when getting the latest mobile, users are trying to find ways to watch Flash on iPhone 5, install Adobe Flash on Jelly Bean devices or download YouTube videos with mobiles. To this extent, users are in great pains in the situation where Adobe Flash turns left and mobile market demand turns right. The only way to release the agony is to bring Adobe Flash back to the supporting list. However, this is not likely to happen.