Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?

Upside Learning

In 2009, Steve Jobs famously declared Flash to be buggy and resource hungry and the whole world moved to HTML5. He did elaborate his thoughts in this article where he said “new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and on PCs too)” In that last bit […]. Mobile Learning

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Flash For Mobile Is Dead

Upside Learning

To further reinforce that thought, Adobe announced just yesterday that it has ceased development on the Flash mobile browser plug-in. Meaning there will be no updates to those plug-ins and future versions of Android and Blackberry Playbooks may not be able to render Flash content.

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Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. Can we make a successful transition from eLearning to mLearning without Adobe Flash?

This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

About a month back I blogged about Smokescreen which allows advertisers to run simple Flash movies on iPad/iPhone using HTML5/JavaScript. Today while checking my twitter feed I discovered Frash which runs Flash content on iPad/iPhone in a Safari browser.

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New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

Adobe Flash solves many of these cross-browser compatibility. Flash works the same in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and just about. has disavowed Flash and refuses to support it on. For this option, Flash is the best for desktop deployment, and HTML5 for mobile.

¿Por qué el hecho de que el iPad y el iPhone no soportan Adobe Flash es un gran incentivo para el mLearning?

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No hubo otra industria en el mundo que resultara más afectada por la decisión de Apple de no adoptar Adobe Flash en sus dispositivos iOS como la industria del eLearning. Podemos hacer una transición exitosa del eLearning al aprendizaje móvil sin Flash?

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Is it time to Abandon Adobe Flash in eLearning Design? [Chime in]

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This morning while reading the latest news, I came across a CNET news article, entitled “Flash quietly re-emerges on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.” ” “One we heard often from customers was that they wanted to view Flash content,” he said.

eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

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Flash-based eLearning. Remember when our learners relied on Flash to consume the Flash-based eLearning we created for their desktop computers? Today Flash is pretty much a thing of the past.

Designing for the Blackberry Playbook

Mobile Learning Edge

In the meantime, if you want to develop for RIM’s tablet, you need to do it with Adobe tools such as AIR and Flash. Tablets Adobe Design Flash Playbook RIM

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Flash Player On Devices – Going Mobile Just Got Easier

mLearning is Good

One of the best signs for those who make learning content is the Flash Player finally coming to mobile devices in large numbers. Some of you may be familiar with the trials Adobe has had in bringing the Flash player to the mobile area. It has actually been in use, in the form of Flash Lite for several years now. But now Adobe has adapted the Flash player to run higher end content on new devices. so it’s able to provide of all the modern Flash capabilities.

Flash Lite on More Mobile Devices Means More Mobile Devices with Rich E-Learning Content

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Microsoft is now licensing Flash Lite for Windows Mobile. Flash Lite is a subset of the desktop Flash environment and the version that will be on Windows Mobile will allow developers to utilize components like Flash Video and a significant portion of the ActionScript 3 programming language.

Flash on my iPhone? It’s showdown time!


For several years Adobe has been promoting Flash as a great technology for mobile devices (and it is). Tags: iPhone ipod touch Flash applications android Windows Mobile For several years Apple have been making amazing mobile devices (and they are). …

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. Flash CS6 Toolkit for CreateJS. code into HTML (though no Flash games yet).

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iPods in Education Part 11: Digital Flash Cards

The Mobile Learner

This blog post is in response to all the digital flash card websites that I’ve been coming across lately that are offering teachers digital flash cards for iPod for a fee. Obviously, the concept of using flash cards is not new.

6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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If learners will view content on a device that doesn’t support Flash , use the following options to make your course viewable in HTML5 , the Articulate Mobile Player app , or both. OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels).

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The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

I really like the idea that Adobe built Prime from the ground up using new technologies such as HTML5 and not Flash. What a difference three short years make in technology.

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Adobe’s Mobile Packager: Flash on your mobile

mLearning is Good

Those of you who know me know that I’ve been excited about Flash for mobile devices for a long time. Ever since the first announcements of Flash Lite in 2005/2006, I’ve been studying and working on ways to port the most ubiquitous rich web technology to the mobile space. But there have always been some real limitations to using Flash for mobiles. First, Flash is only available as a player on two platforms, Windows Mobile and Symbian (Nokia and Sony Ericsson).

mLearning-World.com: Mobile Learning with Flash Lite 2 and Adobe Captivate

mLearning World

► 02/15 - 02/22 (2) How to Create a Flash Lite RSS Reader- Part 1 **Announcement** New Mobile Learning Content Commu.

Why Tablets Are A Game Changer

Upside Learning

Over the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed a sharp decline in the proportion of Flash-based eLearning that we create for our clients and partners. In the last 6 months, Flash-based courses have been [.]. And with a team of over 100 dedicated to custom eLearning development, we sure do quite a bit of eLearning development. Mobile Learning eLearning On Tablets Tablet Learning

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Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Incidentally, if your existing learning is Flash-based and your learners try to access it on mobile devices, this is what they are seeing: Convert, Shrink and Retrofit your existing desktop e-Learning for mobile devices.

Adobe announces end of development for Flash on mobile devices #Slide2learn #ADEdu

uLearning Blog

Adobe announces end of development for Flash on mobile devices. Great comments here from John Gruber as usual: [link]. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

How to Create a Flash Lite RSS Reader- Part 1

mLearning World

With Flash Lite, you can create a customized RSS reader that will work with many mobile devices. Important Note: As you may know, Flash Lite does not parse XML directly. The first thing we’ll need to do is parse the XML feed and change it as to be loaded by Flash Lite. At this point you are interested in parsing each node and selecting the content of and to be returned to the Flash Lite 1.1 Flash Lite 1.1 Flash Lite 1.1 Flash Lite 1.1

Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

mLearning Revolution

Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. Adobe Flash and Mobile devices.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

Flash animations can be published as videos and imported in the HTML/Lectora framework. This method allows the previously developed Flash animations to be reutilized, leading to sizeable cost-savings.

The “m” in mLearning means More

mLearning Revolution

And it’s always the same challenges, what are we going to do with our existing eLearning since Adobe Flash doesn’t work on iOS devices?

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Adobe Unveils Updated Tools for Developers

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Technology Adobe MAX CSS regions CSS shaders development Flash Player 11 jQuery Mobile phonegap StarlingIt’s hard to argue with the developments Adobe presented at Tuesday’s keynote address, the second in as many days at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles. The theme around [.].

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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Also learn everything you can about new technologies like HTML5, responsive design, CSS3 and begin to let go of some of the older technologies like Flash. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

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7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

HTML5, Flash and Mobile Learning. First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat. However if there’s a company that can do it, that is certainly Articulate. I have been a fan of Articulate for a long time even as I worked for Adobe on the Captivate and eLearning Suite products.

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

If there is one thing I heard from customers while working at Adobe was this, I want my learners to be able to take a course on their iPads or iPhone, but these mobile devices don’t support Flash.

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

mLearning Revolution

Adobe Flash Player 10.2. After only a few days of installing the Adobe Flash Player 10.2 My point is that I too have become accustomed to browsing the web on the iPad and quietly moving on whenever I came across pages that included Flash, perhaps even subconsciously I also began to think that the Flash Player wasn’t needed.

What is the future of #mLearning Design? Storyline’s native app vs. Captivate’s Responsive Design [Poll]

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image credit: table xi. Three years ago when I began focusing on mobile learning, I looked at the most popular rapid eLearning development tools and I was convinced there was very little chance they could re-invent themselves into decent mobile learning design tools.

Apple Loosens Development Restrictions on AppTech Developers Using Adobe Flash Tools

mLearning World

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AppTech Corp. Pink Sheets: APCX) www.apptechglobal.com reported today that Apple's recently announced policy of loosening restrictions on use of outside development tools should substantially assist AppTech in the execution of its plan to translate and port over iPhone apps to other operating systems, such as Google Android. Eric Ottens, CEO of AppTech Corp.

The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

mLearning Revolution

It is also worth pointing out that this launch in some way marks the reinvention of Adobe as a company after the whole Apple vs. Adobe Flash debacle. First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps.

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Flash vs. HTML5 : This is actually not a point of debate anymore. As argued earlier if that really suits your purpose, go with HTML5, else it is best to develop your elearning in Flash and keep mobile web development separate.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

For most organisations, adopting mobile learning raises the BIG question of “What do we do with our existing content (probably developed in Flash which doesn’t run on the iPad)?

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

There’s been little innovation in video around interactivity and engagement as compared to what we may find in a Flash-based interaction for example.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Due to lack of Flash. For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it.

These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

I happen to believe we could achieve these number well before 2016, especially with the recent news coming from Adobe that they will no longer support Flash for mobile going forward.

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Assumptions like these often lead to limiting the mobile learning use case to performance support or an insultingly light version of the much more powerful flash-based desktop version of the course.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Lectora Inspire can help you to quickly create dynamic video and Flash content as well as transform your e-Learning to HTML5 for mobile delivery. It provides you with the option to publish to both HTML5 for mobile browsers and Flash for desktop browsers at the same time.