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Allie Munro

Flash is a type of file extension .SWF, it comes from a company that used to own it called "ShockWave Flash" which was bought by Macromedia and eventually Adobe".

The problem is that its name is based on its file extension ".SWF - ShowckWave Flash".

Over the years though Flash now supports other formats such as .MOV, and .HTML . Since Android and Apple no longer support .SWF files the program itself received a bad rep even though its still a perfectly viable software which I use for mobile development every single day.

To combat this misunderstanding Adobe is renaming  their software to Adobe Animate CC later this year. Very little changes for flash developers except for the programming language being Javascript not actionscript. 

It will take time for the industry to understand this and for developers to refer themselves as animators not flash artists.

http://blogs.adobe.com/flashpro/welcome-adobe-animate-cc-a-new-era-for-flash-professional/

 

June Dunlap

Thanks Brian, but that does not answer my question. I know they publish to HTML5 now and have a great player that works across all devices, but what are they going to do about the absolute need to have a working version of Flash installed on your computer in order to even use their software? A big concern for me.

June

 

Brian Allen
June Dunlap

... but what are they going to do about the absolute need to have a working version of Flash installed on your computer in order to even use their software? A big concern for me.

Ah, I did miss that, for some reason I am not able to see your original post, but you're right, it is a good question.  How long will Flash continue to be required to *author* Articulate content...