[Editor: The author of this post is Neo Zhang (@neozhang), co-founder of Guohe Ad, the largest advertising management and optimization platform for mobile applications in China, which offers professional solutions including mobile ad aggregation, optimization, management and data analytics for mobile developers.]

The breaking news in the developer community from last week is Adobe’s abandonment on mobile browser Flash in favor of HTML 5, which finally puts an end to the dispute over Flash and HTML 5.

Such dispute began in April 2010, when Steve Jobs publish an article titled Thoughts on Flash on Apple.com. In this article, Steve listed out reasons such as “open”, ”full web”, “reliability, security and performance”, “battery life” and “touch”, to explain that Apple will not let a third party layer of software exist between the iOS platform and the app developer. Thus, HTML 5 becomes the only choice besides native iOS experience, and the only choice for cross platform development. This article first raised the heated discussion about such topic within the industry. I still remember Adobe’s full-page advertisement on New York Times, with bolded “We Love Apple.”

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