Archive for June, 2011

Flash vs. HTML5 Performance Comparison

Thanks to Sean Christmann at for his extensive performance testing of Flash and HTML5 running in mobile and tablet browsers.

Money quote:

The Flash VM performs really well on mobile chipsets and I don’t see any evidence here to support the idea that Flash is slow on smartphones and tablets. High end videos are below par at the moment, but the 3.1 release of Honeycomb illustrates that firmware updates are the key to solving this issue.

His testing is quite thorough. Adobe paid for his time through his employer, EffectiveUI, having noticed his earlier benchmarking work. I feel confident that you will find his testing thorough and unbiased. Check it out at the link above.

Great roundup of quality community posts for the Flash Platform

If you haven’t seen it yet, Brian Rinaldi of Adobe has been posting a weekly list of high-quality, interesting posts from Flash platform community members at It’s a great way to keep up with the latest posts and stay focused on the good stuff. Thanks Brian. Keep ’em coming.