Video: Watch Flash Hand HTML5 a Beating on Mobiles
We’re not trying to throw gasoline on the fire or anything, but here’s an interesting video of Flash and HTML5 duking it out on two different mobile devices.
So what’s the purpose, then? Black says he’s trying to take the temperature of the different choices to decide where it makes the most sense for him to focus his efforts as a developer. Here’s his rationale, in the comments of his post:
We found this video on the blog of John Nack, Adobe’s product lead for Photoshop who also has a long history of dealing with vector graphics in browsers. His thoughts:
Now, does this mean that HTML5 sucks or shouldn’t be used? Of course not! … All these implementations are new, and I expect they’ll all improve, especially as developers figure out what techniques work best for each. Competition is great. For things that HTML5 does best, use it; same goes for Flash.
So, add a teaspoon of salt and stir.