Flash For Mobile Is Dead
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
To further reinforce that thought, Adobe announced just yesterday that it has ceased development on the Flash mobile browser plug-in. Meaning there will be no updates to those plug-ins and future versions of Android and Blackberry Playbooks may not be able to render Flash content. First, it seems Adobe is continuing development on the Flash plug-in and AIR runtime.
The Future For Flash
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Earlier today, I received a link to the Flash Plugin roadmap. A lot of elearning content today was designed and developed using Flash and that will continue in the foreseeable future. The roadmap was interesting because it points to some items that could possibly impact how we use Flash for delivering eLearning. So where are we going with Flash?
Flashy Lectora Animations Without Using Flash
JUNE 8, 2015
When you think games or animation, there’s a good chance you think of Flash. The ability to import Flash into Lectora in combination with passing variables between the two allows for very complex scenarios. But what if you want to access your course work on mobile devices? The post Flashy Lectora Animations Without Using Flash appeared first on eLearning Brothers.
Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
In 2009, Steve Jobs famously declared Flash to be buggy and resource hungry and the whole world moved to HTML5. He did elaborate his thoughts in this article where he said “new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and on PCs too)” In that last bit […]. Mobile Learning
Flash Dead for eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
I've been warning about this since January 2010 in Still No Flash , and called it out further as the signs became more serious in May 2010 with Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. My words then: We are hitting a tipping point where you have to question building anything that uses Flash as the delivery mechanism. And said, The death of Flash is continuing.
Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
About a year ago, I wrote about the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. pointed to Scribd switching from Flash to HTML, and pointed to their CTO Jared Friedman saying: "We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. The mobile version is HTML 5.
12 Mobile Learning Trends On The Rise
APRIL 21, 2015
In the elearning industry there is sometimes confusion as to the difference between elearning and “mobile learning” In many respects elearning is mobile – so why make a distinction? The mobile learning boom started to come about when people began to rely upon mobile technology on a more regular basis. mlearning mobile learning
Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. 4G traffic will be more than half of the total mobile traffic by 2017.
Flash Is Dead! Long Live Flash for E-Learning!
ATD Learning Technologies
OCTOBER 15, 2015
The.swf file, the exported Flash object that plays in the Flash player in your browser, has been my friend for a long time. Indeed, I’ve been using Flash for my web e-learning projects since 2009. That was Flash version 3.0. Since then, I’ve programmed and built using Flash 3,4, 5, MX, MX 2004, 8, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 and now CC 2015. No doubt, I love Flash. However, in 2010, an executive (from a company that shall remain nameless) beat up on my Flash. We hate Flash! Flash is DEAD!” So what?
HTML5 Fans Rejoice – Adobe Ditches Flash Player on Mobile Devices
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Especially for us fans of HTML5 who knew in our hearts of hearts that it was a superior product to Flash. 9th, that it is abandoning its work on Flash for mobile devices and instead focusing on mobile development of development of HTML5 for mobile. For LMS vendors, adding “HTML5 feature sets makes sense – especially if they are adding mobile learning components in their system. Listen, I was not always a Flash hater, but when I saw HTML5 over a year ago, I knew this was a better solution for the industry, for all of us. Right now.
Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Mobile the final frontier. These are the voyages of mobile learning. To seek out new devices. To, ah forget it you now the rest, but what you may not know is the latest on the mobile learning front. already saw that mobile planet. Responsive – Talk to any LMS vendor (okay, a large swath of them) and they will tell you they have responsive for mobile. .
Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits
AUGUST 12, 2015
Our Head of Technology, Nik Goile, gives us some background on last month’s Adobe Flash exploits , and explains how CDSM was prepared to deal with them… You probably heard about the Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities that came to light in July. Internet giant Facebook even called for Flash to be killed off completely. The Danger of ‘Zero Day’ Exploits. What Happened Next.
The Future of e-Learning Content after Adobe Kills Flash on Mobile Devices
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Adobe, in a written statement , announced that it will not support Flash in mobile browsers henceforth. As it is, iPhone and iPad don't play Flash content. It will be a matter of time before new versions of other mobile devices (based on Android and other platforms) stop supporting Flash in browsers. Well, Adobe continues to be committed to supporting Flash on the PC platform. Adobe also says that mobile content can be packaged using Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) and delivered through app stores in the form of native apps. It is official.
This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad
JULY 6, 2010
The why and how of moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 (eBook)
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Much has been said, spoken and written about ‘Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5? Flash’s incompatibility with some mobile devices and HTML5’s easy adaptability for multi-device learning have acted as a catalyst to this shift. But ‘how can Flash-based eLearning be converted to HTML5?’ Mobile Learning Flash To HTML5 Flash to HTML5 Conversion Moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 Moving from Flash to HTML5’ is a question that remained unanswered. Until now. Our new […].
Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning
MAY 29, 2012
There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain.
6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy
AUGUST 16, 2012
Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.
Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis
APRIL 11, 2011
For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. From trying to explain five myths of mobile learning to assisting customer new to mobile learning, getting started with mobile learning has been an exciting journey through which we have seen mobile learning seeing increasing adoption.
Flash in eLearning - Seven Traps to Avoid
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
JULY 15, 2011
Flash is a free cross-browser plug-in that allows interactive content to play on most browsers and computers.The sophisticated Flash development environment allows programmers and designers plenty of room for creativity. No wonder then, a lot of e-learning is built using Flash. If you are considering the on-going use of Flash for developing e-learning, here are seven traps to avoid. 7. The frame rate trap Flash files can support multiple frame rates. By itself, your interactive component shockwave file (.SWF) SWF) will play okay regardless of the frame rate.
Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Mobilize Learning by Optimizing it for Touch. Conclusion.
Flash to HTML5 The Great Migration
MAY 13, 2015
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Adobe Flash are effective technologies for creating engaging online content. However, we are beginning to see a migration from Flash to HTML5, especially in the e-learning industry. HTML5 is designed to run on any computer as well as mobile devices such as iPhones, Android devices, iPads, tablets, and smartphones, some of which cannot currently run Flash. Increased load speed HTML5 runs up to 58 percent faster on Linux and Mac OS X systems than Flash. One build, multiple devices. Embraced by favorite authoring tools.
Making Mobile Learning Work [INFOGRAPHIC]
JUNE 26, 2013
It is exciting to see the growth of mobile learning, and its importance, over recent years. The new and accessible mobile technology is one reason why we see mlearning on a large scale. In fact, mobile phones count for a surprising 1 out of 8 internet page views in the United States alone. Flash and HTML5). This number is only set to grow in the next year or so.
Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5
MARCH 31, 2016
The last few years had witnessed a strong debate over the two technologies that make possible the embedding of multimedia content files in a web page: Flash and HTML5. Apples, aka Flash. Flash is a mature technology that runs well on all browsers, including older versions of Internet Explorer, which some businesses still use. Flash is the best — at least for now — on interactivity and video content production. In 2010, Steve Jobs brought the most important arguments against Flash while explaining Apple's decision to stop supporting it. The good. The bad.
Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile. The term ‘mobile learning’ is its own biggest enemy.
Mobile gives the edge
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. Just why is such a small object such as the smart mobile phone so disruptive? Curtis, M.
Talking Mobile Learning, Gadgets, Tablets, Flash and More [Video Interview]
APRIL 13, 2011
Interview , Mobile , eLearning , Adobe. You can read more about our Interview on the RKCS Learning Solutions Blog. have also embedded the interview video below: An Interview with RJ Jacquez from RKCS Learning Solutions on Vimeo. Send to Kindle. eLearning Interviews featured
The 4 S’s of mobile design
APRIL 12, 2011
Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning. call them the 4 S’s of mobile design. 1. believe the primary benefit of m-learning is the very fact that it is mobile. Simple.
Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips
MARCH 1, 2010
There really is very little different about designing mobile learnin g from other forms of learning. These are five tips I give customers who are setting about implementing some form of mobile learning, even if it is the smallest component in a blended solution. KISS Keep it short and simple – a rule applied to all types of learning content also applies for mobile learning content.
Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?
DECEMBER 8, 2015
The verdict is in, and it looks like HTML5 has officially dethroned Flash as development language of choice. Unfortunately, if you developed your eLearning in Flash, that can leave much of your current courseware and eLearning modules out of date and incompatible with many of your learners’ devices. The post Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?
Mobile Learning and Interactivity
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
AUGUST 25, 2011
Does mobile learning need interactivity? Mobile content is short-duration, small-screen. Give us examples of interactivity on mobile devices. JP: Course designers must understand the differences in the various mobile devices, operating systems and browsers. So then comes the debate of whether Native or Web apps and Flash or HTML5. So, is there a ‘right way’ to design interactive content for mobile devices? The best method is to come up with a checklist of requisites for your mobile learning interactivity. Why bother making it interactive?
Raptivity Presenting on M-Learning at eLearning Africa 2012 in Benin
MAY 21, 2012
Manager – Business Development of Harbinger Knowledge Products will be presenting on the topic “Interactivity Paradigm shifts to Mobile Learning” [.]. Raptivity, the award-winning software for creating rapid e-Learning interactivities is speaking at eLearning Africa conference in Benin. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr.
How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
HTML5 is adoption for mobile learning is picking up; perhaps the iPad is one driver of change , rapid improvements in regular and mobile browsers rendering HTML5 another. Recently, If you look at it, unless you are developing sophisticated games, simulation, or mobile applications, elearning pretty much consists of rendering pages and interaction. Upside Learning
Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. Adobe also unveiled Flash platform 10.1 Mobile device platforms are diversified – from screen sizes to the operating-systems driving the devices.
A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]
AUGUST 27, 2013
I love this tweet, because it epitomizes how most people view the mobile experience, often as the “light” version of the desktop: “It looks like you’re on a train. Would you like me to show you the insultingly simplified mobile site?” It turns out that mobile users wanted to do this much to Yelp’s surprise. Send to Kindle.
Quick Recap – Launch Webinar of Games and Simulations Interactions in HTML5
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
eLearning tools Flash Free webinar HTML5 mLearning PowerPoint raptivity demands of mobile learning Flash and HTML5 games launch webinar Q&A session SimulationsTeam Raptivity extends warm thanks to all the participants of the complimentary webinar “Raptivity launches Games and Simulations – Now in HTML5” held on Wednesday, 12th September, 2012. It was conducted in US friendly time zone catering to eLearning enthusiasts. [.].
Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Garin Hess wrote a post 5 Reasons Flash is NOT dying.give me a break! and it seems like my recent post Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash got him a little fired up. I am fed up with people saying Flash is dying. Garin has some good arguments on why he likes Flash as a delivery mechanism. And just like a few years ago when it became clear that you shouldn’t build desktop applications anymore, I think we are hitting a tipping point where you have to question building anything that uses Flash as the delivery mechanism. Will I Choose Flash?
Making Mobile Learning Work – LearnX 2013 Panel Discussion Summary
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
I will be stating the obvious when I say that there is huge amount of interest in mobile learning across the globe. Technological shifts like movement away from Flash to HTML, and rapid adoption of tablet devices are shaking up how learning content is designed, and how learners access them. Majority agreed that just porting of content to mobile devices is not m-learning.
These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning
JANUARY 31, 2012
. All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design.
Getting a Head Start with Mobile Interactions
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
When Raptivity released its first collection of mobile interactions for iPad and iPhone based eLearning, the path-breaking HTML5 Pack received several accolades. While it was a very useful collection of interactions, it mainly featured a bunch of memory aids such as flash cards. Clearly, there was a need for adding more interactions to make it instructionally more useful and complete.
The mobile future
AUGUST 10, 2012
Mobile learning has been defined as: any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.(Wikipedia) But mobile learning is more than just using mobile devices to learn – it is also about the mobility of the learner.
Create Awesome eLearning Games (Flash and HTML 5)
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Game formats available: Flash (Actionscript 2 and 3) – You download the.fla source file for the game and open/edit them in Adobe Flash software. Flash (XML) – If you don’t have Adobe Flash software you could use the XML versions of the Flash games. You don’t need Flash to edit this version of the game. Flash (Actionscript 2 and 3).
4 Authoring Tools to Convert Flash-based E-learning Courses to HTML5
JUNE 17, 2016
As a training manager, you must have spent quite a few thousands developing Flash-based e-learning courses for your team. Thus, the plan ‘ HTML5 by Default ‘ revealed by Google last week might have struck you hard because according to this plan, Flash will be disabled in its browser, Chrome, by the fourth quarter of this year. Learning Technology flash to html5
How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)
JULY 13, 2015
In 2010, Steve Jobs singlehandedly started one of the biggest–OK, maybe the only–software feuds by stating that Apple products wouldn’t support Flash, citing reasons like a high fail rate, lag time, and the overall unnecessary nature of the platform. It was Jobs’ opinion that Apple users wouldn’t miss out on any multimedia just because their devices didn’t support Flash.
Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]
APRIL 3, 2012
I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. Adobe Flash and Mobile devices. And much more.
Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?
MARCH 22, 2010
Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. It has many new APIs and better performance which were not available in the previous versions of ActionScript [AS 1.0 & AS 2.0] and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. Tools like Flash/Flex Builder built over Eclipse platform provide advance debugging features by adding breakpoints, step-in, step-over and other such features. Performance – The part of Flash player that renders AS 3.0