Back in April 2010, Steve Jobs made it clear Flash Player was never coming to the iOS devices (iPod, iPhone & iPad). With the slow and gradual decline in Flash usage since, it’s easy to forget just how huge this was. Flash was THE way to experience an interactive web. Every streaming video, image slideshow, music player widget, and animation use to be done with Flash.
For years, Flash developers could be confident every computer could run Flash exactly the same way in every browser excluding mobile devices. Even that wasn’t an issue until the iPhone showed us the mobile web didn’t have to be the subpar experience it once was.
Adobe Flash now has the ability to export to HTML5 (and apparently Steve Martin works for Adobe):