Flash Still Valid for Online Gambling Development

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - Online-Casinos.com
Flash Still Valid for Online Gambling Development

A system that has been with us on the internet to provide gamblers the great games on mobile and desktop computer alike for a long time now was about to be considered redundant. Flash is not as dead as we were led to believe over the last few years with the incoming platform known as HTML5 supposedly taking its place.

Now after the dust has settled it is apparent that both Flash and HTML5 have a future together in web development plans. Online gambling firm bet365 has discovered there isn’t just one technology that can serve the content required by a vast variety of internet connected devises used by people today.

Bet 365 has revealed through its research that HTML5 is but one of the various technological advancements required to support the huge variances in the types of devices used to play games and access data online.

Browsers such as Internet Explorer 8 and earlier don’t support the HTML5 audio or video tags. These browsers are still used by about a third of desk top computer users causing a delay for web developers. This is the main reason that bet365 doesn't want to abandon Flash in favour of HTML5 just yet.

Alan Reed, Head of the systems team at bet365 said, "I think it's fair to say that the saturation of Flash on the desktop is still higher than the number of people who can receive HTML5 globally. We still have customers on IE6," Reed continued to explain, "Mobile has given us a different set of challenges, where you're looking at pretty much a no-Flash world on mobile and tablet whereas we've been using Flash as our standard bearer and way of delivering that richness on the desktop," Reed added, "It's a huge challenge because it seems to be every day somebody, somewhere brings out a new device and we're trying to get global coverage,"

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