Flash

Adobe Flash

Runs video, animation, and games inside of Web pages.

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Cause of death

Developers started moving away from Flash especially when Apple announced it will not support Flash on the iPhone.

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Lifespan

Adobe Flash was born in 1996 and it will die in 2020.

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Remembered for

Flash was popular in the early stage of the Internet because it allowed developers to create complex apps and animations easily.

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Last known residence

Web-browsers, Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android.

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