Adobe Flash

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Adobe Flash
Logo of Adobe Flash Pro CS6, a version of Adobe Flash
Logo of Adobe Flash Pro CS6, a version of Adobe Flash
Developer(s)Adobe Systems, before that Macromedia
Initial releaseNovember 3, 2002; 19 years ago (2002-11-03) February 5, 2021; 11 months ago (2021-02-05)
TypeRich internet application

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) was a rich internet application distributed by Adobe Systems. Adobe Flash and Adobe Flash Player were used to create and view animated content that could be placed on web pages. Adobe Flash was used commonly on the Internet by web browsers.[1]

Flash was created by FutureWave (a multimedia company) in 1995. Then it was called "FutureSplash Animator" (this was in fact Flash 1.0). FutureWave along with Flash were soon bought by Macromedia around 1997, who in December 2005 was again bought by Adobe Systems. From Flash version 2 to 8 it was called "Macromedia Flash", now it is called "Adobe Flash".

In 2012, Adobe discontinued the Solaris version of Flash Player, and made the Linux version only for Google Chrome. The Android version was removed from Google Play.

In 2020, Adobe discontinued Adobe Flash, because of security issues.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "What is Adobe Flash Player | FAQ | Adobe Flash Player". Retrieved 2021-09-22.
  2. "Adobe Flash Player End of Life". Retrieved 2021-09-22.