SlideShare Abandons Flash, Adopts HTML5

Online presentation sharing platform SlideShare has announced that it has moved its entire platform on HTML5, dumping Adobe’s Flash platform in the process.

The company said that its 55 million users will now be able to view the presentations in HTML5, which also means that SlideShare will now be accessible through iOS and other mobile devices.

SlideShare said that moving to HTML5 has made the platform 30 times faster, allowing users to view and share presentations and documents from all kinds of smartphones and tablet PC devices.

The company said that its mobile site has also moved to HTML5 and was accessible from search engines as well.

"SlideShare Mobile is now available on the world's biggest app store: the Web," said Jonathan Boutelle, co-founder and chief technology officer, SlideShare.

"Business runs on presentations, and we needed to bring SlideShare presentations to the mobile Web. By choosing to build our site in HTML5 rather than develop native apps for several different platforms, we've made the SlideShare site and its content available to anyone on any platform." he added.

The new website is based on a patent pending technology, which converts presentations and Word documents into HTML5.