RIP Flash Mobile; 5th October 2009 – 9th November 2011. Sadly missed by.. really, not that many people. Full announcement at http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2011/11/flash-focus.html
Why was Flash Mobile cancelled? We can thank Steve Jobs. His announcement that Flash would not be supported on iNNNNN (replace N with trendy name of choice) devices means that the development world started to concentrate on HTML5 rather than Flash. Whether we think that this is the right decision or not, HTML5 is now the future.
All we can hope for now is that we end up with a standard for HTML5. As we still don’t have ratified standards for HTML3 and HTML4, we’re not going to hold our breath.. we’ll end up with the same mix of browsers implementing different parts of the standard, just as we have today.