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  • 1.  
  • 2. HTML5 vs. Flash
    • Paul Westerlund & Kenneth Levänen
  • 3. What is Flash?
    • Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast.
  • 4. What is HTML5?
    • not one big thing, it´s a collection of individual features
    • CSS3, JavaScript
    • Canvas, video, geolocation, offline applications
  • 5. Why compare Flash with HTML5 when they are completely different?
    • Steve Jobs
    • Media coverage
  • 6. Where does it work?
    • Flash requires plug-in
    • HTML5 works everywhere
    • Test your own browser html5test.com
    “ at least 69% of web video is now available for playback via HTML5. Last December, that number was 54%; in January 2010, months before the iPad became a hit, it was 10%” - video search engine MeFeedia
  • 7. Flash penetration
    • Source: Adobe
  • 8.
    • Source: Adobe
  • 9. Offline web applications
    • connect to the Internet, load a web page, disconnect from the Internet
    • HTML, JavaScript, images, even videos
  • 10. HTML5 will replace native apps
    • iPad-, Android-, iPhone- applications
    • Today iPad applications does not work in Android and Android applications does not work in iPad or iPhone.
    • If we create a mobile app with HTML5, then it might work in all mobile devices.
    • (you can see more about mobile development in the Robins session)
  • 11. Tools
    • Google Swiffy (June 2011) Flash SWF to HTML5 swiffy.googlelabs.com
    • Adobe Wallaby (March 2011) Flash FLA to HTML5 labs.adobe.com/technologies/wallaby/
    • Adobe Edge (August 2011, version 2 released today) create animations and transitions using the capabilities of HTML5 labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/
    “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future...” Steve Jobs, April 2010
  • 12. You don’t have to choose
    • Both can be used at the same time!
    • Flash is better in some cases and HTML5 is better in others.
    • Choose the right tool for the right job!
    • HTML5 for lighter functionalities (picture galleries etc.)
    • Flash for complex interactive presentations
  • 13. @pakezu @kendastalk