For the most part, people are satisfied that Adobe Flash Player will be completely gone by 2020. However, Flash is still a big part of the Internet’s legacy, so we need to take a moment on how its death will impact the online community and the world in general. Here are five ways in which Adobe Flash Player’s disappearance will affect us.
- Flash engineers will need retraining
Because Adobe Flash Player was such a big part of the tech world for so long, there are a lot of people out there that specialize in its inner workings. But now they will need to reconsider their career choices and maybe get retrained in HTML5 or something else.
- Legacy software will be in danger
Legacy software is something that relied heavily on Adobe Flash Player. The effects of Flash’s death are already seen in this domain, so the future might bring even more unwanted change for legacy software.
- Older apps will disappear
There are still a lot of old apps out there that run on Adobe Flash Player. And there is no interest in changing them or rewriting their codes or anything of the sort, so they will most likely quietly die out.
- Better user experience
There is also a bright side to this, and it’s one we all expect anyway: online user experience will be better sans the buggy, glitchy and laggy Adobe Flash Player.
- We’ll be just fine
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs denied Adobe Flash Player entry on iOS a long time ago, and Apple seems to be doing just fine. So will we. In fact, we’re already doing better as more and more platforms eliminate Adobe Flash Player and move on to bigger, better things.