Last year Adobe announced their plans for the end-of-life of Flash Player and their strategy to support customers with a standalone desktop application, as well as fully-fledged web application using modern HTML standards.
Adobe Connect 9.7 delivered the first part of the strategy – giving customers a new standalone application they could use without the need for Flash Player running in their browser. They have improved that application with Adobe Connect 9.8 and have continued to remove Flash objects from their web interface, Adobe Connect Central, over the past 12 months.
The second part of Adobe’s strategy is an exciting new HTML client that runs in any modern browser without the need for Flash Player or other plug-ins. While the product is yet to be released, Adobe has given us a little teaser of what’s to come. The video below shows the progress Adobe has been making – incorporating every Adobe Connect pod into this new client – taking the opportunity to make improvements whenever possible. The new user interface is light, clean, and fast. Really fast.
This new HTML client won’t replace the desktop application – or even the Flash version of Adobe Connect. Rather, it will provide another option for attendees – ensuring they can join Adobe Connect meetings easily using whatever technology they choose.
Stay tuned; the future is nearly here.