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Adobe announced it is ceasing development of its Flash plugin for mobile devices, as the company refocuses its efforts on HTML5.
The company plans to continue revising current plugins for Android and BlackBerry platforms with bug fixes and security updates, and it will keep developing Flash for computers. But HTML5 allows mobile browsers to have all the same functions as Flash, and Adobe said it believes it is the “best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.”
The decision to stop development of the Flash Player plugin for mobile browsers was part of a larger strategic shift at Adobe, one which includes a greater shift in focus toward HTML5, as well as the Adobe Creative Cloud and the services that it provides.
larger strategic shift at Adobe
Therefore,there's a need for webmasters quickly to adapt to this large audience and (re)write as needed with a focus on mobile devices.
Sometimes because company has it's own new replacement, sometimes because they can't see the value in the future.
With the exception of wanting to see what a site looks like, why would any webmaster be using an iPhone or any other phone?
such a long and protracted battle about supporting the iPhone they finally won