Adobe Flash – November 1st, 1996 – January 12th, 2021
Adobe (Macromedia) Flash was an interactive digital interface that helped transform the web. At 25 years of age, Flash met its end on January 12th, 2021 after a long fight against modern web security and standards. It will be remembered as allowing designers to create design rich websites and games. Flash is survived by its siblings Photoshop (Adobe) and Illustrator (Adobe).
In our experience there is something that impacts every single company and organization at some point in their journey, and that’s the Pivot. Something happens, or you have new information, and it requires a new way to think, plan, and execute.
In the past, designing for mobile was an afterthought, and nearly always gave an inferior result. As smartphone usage became ubiquitous, organizations were faced with a dilemma – How can we support both desktop and mobile devices?
APIs have been around for over 20 years, and traditional development often made the API an afterthought. In that scenario, the application is built first, and the API is created afterwards to allow connectivity to other apps and devices.