Online Documents Serving Company, Scribd, Dropping Flash for HTML5

Sunday, May 16, 2010
By OP Editor

This month, Scribd – largest social publishing and reading site in the world, starts to liberate its documents from closed, proprietary Adobe Flash to web standard compliant HTML5.

Online Documents Serving Company, Scribd, Dropping Flash for HTML5

Scribd’s CTO, Jared Friedman describes the switch to techcrunch: “We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash.”

Friedman estimates that 97 percent of browsers will be able to read Scribd’s HTML5 documents. Over 200,000 documents are already switched over on the Scribd HTML5 launch.

Techcrunch has obtained images of closed beta of Scribd’s documents in HTML5 with rich formatting running in Apple iPad Mobile Safari browser.

Scribd moving to HTML5, dropping Adobe Flash (image Techcrunch)

Scribd CTO: We are Scrapping Flash [techcrunch]


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Tags: Apple, Flash, HTML5, iPad

2 Responses to “Online Documents Serving Company, Scribd, Dropping Flash for HTML5”

  1. Don

    Is it just me, or has Apple really gotten the ball rolling here?

    • The ball is getting big. The funny thing is, even Microsoft supports Apple in this matter (got a good graphic lined up for that article).


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