I'm pretty new to this forum and I was just wondering would it be beneficial to learn Flash CS4 or continue practicing it.
I know it's used in flash banners on the web, but other than that does Flash really have a future in WebDesign or is it even relevant to designing apps for Android phones, ( iphones don't do flash, right?)
Any input would be appreciated.
Adobe Discontinues Development of Flash Player on Mobile Devices
I personally have flash disabled on my laptop and only enable it for certain websites where it is critical like RTÉ Player. I personally wouldn't be looking at learning Flash.
In short it depends.
- Flash is going to be less relevant in the coming years, it is a dying platform.
- If mobile is not important to you, then Flash still has the most widespread support amongst browsers for multimedia content compared to HTML5.
- Flash is still a great tool to mocking things up and prototyping things.
- It's still great for e-learning and Kiosk style applications.
You can develop apps in Flash cs5 and compile them for both Android and iOS.
It exports them as a package that can then be uploaded and sold through the App Store and the marketplace. It's no longer a Flash file so it'll work fine on iOS.
I dunno, I still enjoy it and it's my most comfortable programming language...