The App Bubble Cometh


HTML5 ftw!

When did Google buy a chip fab so they could add hardware support for this codec to mobile devices? Oh, they didn't?
Html5 may put an end to flash as we know it. But Adobe will just adapt and make flash do even more than it currently does... There's no way they're going to let 95% market penetration just go to waste. They don't have standards to comply with, and Flash already does so much more than html 5 ever will.

Steve Jobs was way, way off the mark. Flash is going to continue to be a good plugin, and isn't going away anytime soon.

Silverlight was supposed to be the flash killer, but AJAXy stuff, (jQuery and the like) is the only thing I've seen that even approaches making flash 'obsolete.' But even those things can't approach what flash does. Sure, flash will still be used for dumb intros and bad advertising sites 90% of the time, but there are some good developers out there making great stuff (think Picnik) that's never going to be replaced by any other plugin or language.

Flash may not be going away, but it's certainly not "good," not with the way every web developer hack overuses it.
Seriously, having each Flash object have it's own animation routine? It's like these guys writing Flash code don't get that just cause you can do something, doesn't mean you should - and that not everyone has a high-end graphics board on their computer ...
Anyone figure out how to grab Silverlight videos yet?
@6 - just stream them out a port and record it. Protection only works inside the device putting out signal.
If anyone cares. Some of the comments are worth reading, too.…

@3 - "Flash already does so much more than HTML5 ever will"? Like what? Any concrete examples? Picnik is a nice app, but I don't see anything there that couldn't be done with HTML5 and Javascript.

HTML5 is barely in use yet, and it can already replicate (and often improve on) most of what Flash is used for. Give it a year or two and it'll leave Flash in the dust.

Flash is only important now because it was the only technology that could do video on the web well. Operative word: was.
For as much as I've read on the subject lately, I haven't heard—outside of Adobe's CS5 add-on, and the major browsers are nearly ready—much about HTML5 dev tools.

I'm excited for its possibilities, but despite being in development since 2004, it all seems fairly abstract still.
Good Christ I hate Flash. If this spells the end of Flash, I'm all for it.