Occupy Flash Calls for Disabling Flash in Desktop Browsers

November 22, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Adobe had recently given up on Flash Player for mobile. Now some developers who claim to have worked for Adobe and have never coded for any of Adobe’s competitors, have come together to disable Flash in web browsers.

The movement is called Occupy Flash and it aims to get the world to uninstall Flash plug-in from their desktop browsers. The Occupy Flash website greets you with this message:

“Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn’t work on most mobile devices. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of web technology. Websites that rely on Flash present a completely inconsistent (and often unusable) experience for fast-growing percentage of the users who don’t use a desktop browser. It introduces some scary security and privacy issues by way of Flash cookies.”

The website also has detailed instructions on how to disable the Flash plug-in. It also says that HTML5 is the way to go, and in order for technology to progress, sacrifices have to be made and in this case it should be Flash.

If Flash is disabled, a lot of content on the web will be unusable because they have been coded in Flash and they cannot be easily replaced. Adobe, what are you planning to do now?

Do you guys think this kind of sacrifice is needed for progress?

© 2008-2012 DeviceMag.com - All rights reserved | Privacy Policy