There is a wave of change taking place in the world of internet browsers, particularly those that can be found on mobile devices. We are increasingly seeing a rise in the capabilities of mobile browsers, so much so in fact that most casual internet surfing these days is done on phones or tablet computers.
Android have been well known for using Flash as part of their internet experience, and it has not done them any harm. Hundreds of thousands of sites use Flash and with more and more reliance being place upon webmasters themselves to keep their sites up to date and free from potential threats like viruses, we are beginning to see a shift in how people use the internet. Even seemingly safe bets like online casinos in Australia have begun to move away from Flash and start using the newer HTML5 standard as their programming language of choice on their sites, although Flash can hardly be called a programming language, it is nonetheless one of the most popular tool kits online at the moment.
As with any changeover, it takes time to get from one standard to the next. Flash has been an integral part of so many sites, games and apps that it will be a long while before we see any serious drop in the use of it. And until that time, there are literally millions of sites that use flash for basic operational functions like stylish interfaces, animations and even everyone’s favourite internet video site.
Even once HTML 5 has become more commonplace there will still be a large section of the community who use Flash because other options give them less flexibility, less freedom or just simply more problems. Games and animation are just a couple of examples of people who won’t be ditching Flash any time soon.