Flash is coming to an end in 2020. Are you ready to embrace the HTML5 interactive era?
Back in 2017 Adobe had announced end-of-life for Flash Player by 2020. The two popular browsers- Google Chrome and Firefox have already disabled Adobe Flash content by default and are paving the way for HTML5.
HTML5 is the latest standard for displaying multimedia content on the web and is all set to take over Adobe Flash. Let’s look at the reasons why you should convert Flash file to HTML5.
1. Customize look and feel
Being an open standard, HTML5 offers better customization possibilities to eLearning courses. It allows developers to modify the code without the need to install a plug-in and make any sort of changes to the eLearning course content. Whereas, Flash is a closed technology, which makes it difficult to customize the design, look and feel of Flash based eLearning courses.
2. Nullify security concerns
Security has always been a serious concern with Adobe Flash. Even Steve Jobs, the chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc. criticized Flash for issues like security, stability, and lack of efficiency. He observed that Flash was the prime reason for Mac’s crash.
In Flash-based eLearning courses, a plugin runs in the background on the user’s PC to play multimedia content. This makes the device vulnerable to security threats. Whereas, HTML5 contains new security features and eliminates insecure third-party add-ons used in Adobe Flash.
3. Enable multi-device learning
Another promising reason for converting your Flash content to HTML5 is that it enables multi-device learning. When Flash ruled the internet, smartphones and other mobile devices were not that common. Everyone was comfortable with the desktop, which runs Flash files seamlessly. Today, the scenario has changed completely. Smartphones and iPads have become the norm and you already know that Flash is not compatible with some mobile devices. So, if you want to reach a wider and dispersed audience, you have to deliver the eLearning courses to learners in a manner acceptable to them. What does it mean?
- Courses should be accessible across all the devices
- Courses must be interactive enough to engage learners
4. Offer offline support
Today, most of the users prefer to access the content on the go. With HTML5 offline storage support, learners can access the eLearning courses even when they are not connected to the internet. However, Flash doesn’t support offline storage of data, and thus makes it restrictive for many learners.
After going through this post, we hope you don’t have any excuses left not to convert your Flash content to HTML5. If you are looking for experts to convert your legacy Flash content to HTML5, we suggest you hire our experienced professionals. Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org