Everyone, even not a technical person has heard about Flash technology. Actually, Adobe Flash is a multimedia software platform used for production of rich Internet applications, desktop applications, mobile applications, mobile games and embedded web browser video players. It allows streaming of audio and video, and has been the main engine for holding video conferences. Although Flash was previously a dominant platform for online multimedia content, it is rapidly being abandoned as Adobe favors a transition to HTML5. Adobe plans to finally kill Flash platform at the end of 2020. On the 25-th of July 2017 Adobe issued a statement: https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html
Flash is not pre-installed on operating systems for many months now. The platform is not natively installed in the browsers as well. Most of them (ex. Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Edge) already do not support Flash or will soon stop doing it. Here are some examples for it:
On 16-th of May 2016 Google announced on BBC that it’s planning to phase out full support for Adobe’s Flash software on its Chrome browser by the end of 2016: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36301904
On 25-th of July 2017 Microsoft said “By the end of 2020, we will remove the ability to run Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer across all supported versions of Microsoft Windows” https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2017/07/25/flash-on-windows-timeline/ – yYtyxaS8d1uPyojH.97
Statistics are showing that the web is also turning its back on Flash. In October 2016, just 10% of websites in the Alexa Top 10,000 used Flash, down from almost 50% five years ago. Source: statista.com
According to data from W3Techs.com as for the 10-th of October Flash is used by 5,9% of all the websites.
What is the alternative?
Now, cross-platform interactive streaming has assumed a new incarnation – WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication). WebRTC starts where the Flash plug-in stops – it can do the same interactive and collaborative things that Flash can do: webcam and microphone audio/video streaming, peer-to-peer connectivity, VoIP, and even screen sharing. Then it takes it a step further going beyond what the Flash plug-in is capable of today – it lives right in your browser and can connect any internet device whether PC, phone or tablet with super low latency and speedy real-time connectivity! Check out our complete, and fully featured platform that you can use and register FREE at: https://www.html5meeting.com
Do you know that invitations conversion rate for online meetings and webinars drops down with old tech like Flash?
Absolute volume of Flash impressions (on ChromeStable for Windows and MacOS) Source: chromium.org
Everyone had the experience of trying to join a Web conference, and it appears that you must first download some plug-in, upgrade Java or Flash, or install another application. If you’ve ever had to explain to a customer how or why he/she needs to download and install a plug-in or application to meet with you online, you’ve probably also had the experience of throwing up your hands and saying, “You know what? I’ll just call you.”
Live audio and video streams and live conferencing over the Web are changing business communications, but they are often too complicated or unreliable. Certainly, creating a real-time communications (RTC) application is certainly too complicated for the average Web developer.
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