Adobe Renaming Flash Software To "Animate CC"
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software on 1 December 2015 at 09:52 AM EST. 22 Comments
Adobe has announced they'll be renaming Flash To Animate CC.

With Flash usage on the decline and more of the web turning to HTML5 rather, Adobe has announced that beginning next year Flash will be called Animate CC.

Adobe's Rich Lee wrote, "For nearly two decades, Flash Professional has been the standard for producing rich animations on the web. Because of the emergence of HTML5 and demand for animations that leverage web standards, we completely rewrote the tool over the past few years to incorporate native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support. To more accurately represent its position as the premier animation tool for the web and beyond, Flash Professional will be renamed Adobe Animate CC, starting with the next release in early 2016."

Adobe Animate CC will continue to support the Flash/SWF specification. More details on Animate CC can be found via the Adobe blog.

It's great to see Adobe further conceding that Flash is on the way out as the open-standards HTML5 wins. With most web ad networks now supporting HTML5 ads and alternatives to Flash with advertisers getting on board, a few weeks ago I finally was able to uninstall Flash on my main system while still being able to support my site and fellow web publishers.
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