“Adobe is finally ready to say goodbye to Flash,” Jacob Kastrenakes reports for The Verge. “In an announcement last night, Adobe said that it will now ‘encourage content creators to build with new web standards,’ such as HTML5, rather than Flash. It’s also beginning to deprecate the Flash name by renaming its animation app to Animate CC, away from Flash Professional CC.”

“Flash has been slowly dying over the past decade, in part due to an absence of support on smartphones [read “iPhones” and add “iPads” and “iPod touches,” too – MDN Ed.] and in part because it’s kind of become a scourge of the internet,” Kastrenakes reports. “Adobe is by no means doing away with Flash — that’s ultimately up to web developers. Instead, this announcement is more an acknowledgement of reality. ”

Kastrenakes reports, “HTML5 has been taking Flash’s place as the go-to tool for animation and interactivity; it’s an all-around better choice, and it’s an open standard.”

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MacDailyNews Take:

Flash must die.MacDailyNews, February 5, 2010

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