HTML5 to Replace Flash Based Games

Gaming technology has evolved rapidly and online bingo and gaming operators are constantly investing in new technologies. In the not so distant past players had to download software before they were able to access online games. In most cases the software was free but downloading software from the internet carried certain risks especially at peer to peer file sharing sites. Gaming downloads enabled players to enjoy high quality graphics and sound. Today flashy and java based games have replaced most of the older downloadable games. Industry experts report that most players have a marked preference for flash based games.

Flash and java powered games give players instant access. All that is needed is an internet6 connection and a compatible browser. In recent years flash and java games have dominated the online bingo and gaming industry. The main reason for the popularity of flash and java games is their ease of use and convenience for players. Online players want instant access and the demand is filled by browser based games. Today almost 100% of all internet gambling sites use flash games. As with any technology things change and some are predicting the death of flash games.

A rise in the use of smart phones and other internet capable mobile devices are paving the way for new technologies to take over the world of online bingo and gaming. The originators of flash, Adobe, recently announced that they will no longer be developing new flash programs. Adobe said they will continue to provide bug and security updates for flash programs. Online bingo and gaming operators are concerned that current flash programs will become obsolete soon. A new version of an old technology is emerging; HTML5. HTML5 is a more universal platform and is very good news for mobile gaming operators and users.

Experts believe that HTML5 will offer a better software solution for the delivery and development of browser based gaming content. HTML5 offers advanced security features which should be of special interest to online gamblers since they make many financial transactions online. Adobe’s vice president Danny Winokur stated “HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.”

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