Adobe Edge helps developers build animations and games. With future releases it plans to support other HTML 5 standards like Canvas, Audio and video.
Adobe Edge is a 65 MB download for Windows which comes in as an executable file. Windows Vista and upwards is the basic operating system version needed to run Adobe Edge. That alienates millions of Windows XP users.
What happens to Flash?
Adobe’s early entry to the HTML 5 world means, capturing enough mileage in the developer community, and making sure that Flash isn’t going anywhere. Though Adobe can’t stop the slow death of Flash, but it sure can procrastinate it. When we say Flash going away, we are talking about 5 – 10 year horizon. HTML 5 needs much more than Adobe support.
Until HTML 5 becomes as prevalent as Flash, developers will have to use code like this :
If browser supports HTML5
Use HTML 5
Kick that big old Flash
HTML 5 support is becoming vociferous, though the standards won’t be finalized until 2020. Financial Times HTML 5 app and Google’s doodle are few case studies we have seen so far. Adobe throwing its hat in the ring is the biggest of them all.
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