Flash is still viable but dying
June 17, 2016

Flash is still viable but dying

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Flash

Flash was heavily used for certain simulations of software and hardware solutions. It has departmentalized use specific to research and development. In some cases, certain interactions, simulations, and hardware intents can be realized using Flash. It allows for quick implementation, rich interactions, object-orientated code, and web rendering. It's use has been in decline because of the speed we get from other tools and native solutions we use.
  • Fast development
  • Rich interactions and animations
  • Object-oriented code
  • The ability to create projectors again (Win/PC)
  • Security always seems to be an issue
  • Flash seems to be on the designer/developer decline (it has for years)
  • Speed of development
  • One developer can do a lot
  • iOS, HTML5 and Javascript
If you need to deliver on a laptop or PC, Flash is okay. iOS/macOS development trumps Flash easily if you have the capability. Developing for iOS and macOS can be just as fast or faster than developing for Flash. Apple Swift has great momentum - Flash is a dying technology outside of games and video delivery.
It's well suited for quick simulations and demos. It's good for very rich web interfaces, video delivery, and games.