Programming in ActionScript 3.0
The future of ActionScript programming and Flash in general is uncertain. With the increasing popularity of mobile devices such as Smartphones and Tablets, Flash development and ActionScript programming appears to be diminishing. Under ordinary configuration it should be noted that Flash animation will not render on an Apple iPhone or iPad however Flash appears to work fine on an Android Smartphone provided the correct app is installed.
We have no immediate recommendation on Flash development however 17 Designs does offer a useful alternative – the jQuery Slider. The jQuery framework works well on all mobile devices and its functionality is almost on par with Flash. Provided a Flash detection routine is properly coded into a web page, clients can enjoy Flash animation on their desktop / notebook computers and an alternative yet attractive jQuery Slider on their tablets and phones. A sample jQuery Slider appears on our Web Design page.
History of ActionScript