Adobe Flash Player – What is behind its Gradual Decline?
Few can doubt the fact that Adobe Flash Player has been on its death bed for quite some time now.
The gradual decline of one of the favorite programs in the world for streaming videos and games on the Internet has been a long time coming. Since reports indicating that Firefox and Google had banned Flash Player emerged, it always seemed a matter of time before the program would not be as attractive as it once was.
Websites that Believe in Flash Player
Despite the gradual decline of Adobe Flash Player, it is not surprising that many reputable and easily recognized websites still encourage its use. Websites that continue using Flash Player include the following:
- Major League Baseball
- Slacker Radio
However, despite the big corporations that still use Adobe Flash Player, more are planning to leave and move to a different platform or software. Although there is no stopping the software’s gradual decline, it will be a long time before its complete death occurs. Steve Jobs of Apples was among the first globally known individuals to speak of the ills of Flash Player. He even said that users would never find the app on iPads or iPhones.
Flash Player has mainly done poorly because of the security issues. It compromises the security of any device through which a user plays online games or watches videos. Secondly, the fact that it consumes too much power on laptops, which should be thinner and lighter, has also led to the gradual demise of Flash Player in the recent past. The result of all of this is that the demand for the deliberate killing of Flash Player has reached a crescendo.
Initially, the demand for Flash Player’s death focused on the risks that it presented to mobile devices. Later, the demand grew and now cries for the deliberate killing of Flash Player on all the other devices has increased. A website has also emerged requesting the users to uninstall Flash Player from their devices as soon as possible and move to HTML5 and other similarly alternative technologies.
Nowadays, you can browse the Internet without being heavily dependent on Flash Player. This is because many websites have identified alternative technologies that they incorporate for people who desire to watch animations or view graphics properly. Although more websites expressed a willingness to move away from Flash Player, they said that the failure to move sooner was because there had never been better alternative technologies until recently.
Therefore, if you remain heavily reliant on Adobe Flash Player, this is the time to start making other plans and be free from its vulnerabilities.