APPLE NO LONGER SUPPORTS FLASH
Apple™ former CEO Steve Jobs stated that he considered Flash “old technology” … and Apple will no longer support Flash on the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad! READ APPLE’S THOUGHTS ON FLASH HERE
Unless the designer works very hard to optimize Flash, most Flash applications and websites can be very large and slow to download. In many situations, the entire Flash site must be downloaded before it can be used. And while it is possible to add in graphical countdowns and other features to make the time pass more quickly, many people still won’t wait.
FLASH REQUIRES AN UPDATED PLUGIN
While a large proportion of Web browsers have the plug-in pre-installed, the fact is that Flash does require a plug-in which some people don’t have and companies don’t allow.
One of the most important and most used buttons on a web browser is the back button. Flash websites typically remove that functionality as well as other default browser functionality. When a customer hits the back button after delving into a Flash site, s/he is taken back to the website they were on before they visited your site … bye bye client!
SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T LIKE FLASH
Similar to sound and animated graphics, Flash has developed a reputation among some customers as being more of an annoyance than a benefit to a Web page. This is especially true when the Flash serves no purpose other than to decorate a page – such as an animated banner or splash page.
MICROSOFT QUESTIONS FLASH PERFORMANCE & SECURITY
“Reliability, security, and performance of Flash are not as good as Microsoft would like them.”
- Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of Internet Explorer – SOURCE