HTML5 is the future of the web, and while we have seen demos of HTML5 applications and services on the web, the standard has not moved to a point where it is capable of replacing Flash on the Internet for good. There are attempts to speed up the transition, including ViewTube which we have reviewed yesterday. With all that said and done, it is fair to say that Flash won't go away any time soon.
- Create a platform to securely process rich media formats that previously required the closed and proprietary Flash Player
- Offer runtime processors for SWF and other rich media formats where the proprietary format is not available for.
The team has created a handful of live demo examples using Shumway which users can access directly on the Github page.
Shumway for now is something to keep an eye on, to see how it progresses in the coming months. A native implementation of Flash Player is certainly a welcome addition, not only for users who value security, but also for users on platforms where Flash Player is not available or no longer available due to Adobe policy changes.
I'll definitely keep an eye on the progress of the project and will let you guys know immediately when breakthroughs are made.Advertisement