With the announcements from Adobe and Google removing their support, Flash is a technology that will become less widely used in the coming years. In the meantime, HTML5 video technology has significantly improved and is ready for the mainstream market. LearnCore is making significant improvements to Pitch IQ (our skill building and virtual role-playing technology) to switch over to HTML5. The two leading browsers to support HTML5 are Firefox and Chrome, both of which account to 70%+ of LearnCore Usage. The others (IE and Safari) will still use Flash until they too are able to support the HTML5 technology. You’re probably wondering what this means and how does it benefit me? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:

What is a HTML5 Media Recorder?
A standard media recorder used by many applications and some browsers to make basic audio and video recording simpler.

Feature HTML5 Flash
Requires a “player” to be installed No Yes
Runs on mobile devices Yes Selective
Running speed on different platforms High Slow
Supported by iOS Yes No
Is a mature technology No Yes
Different experience based on the browser Yes No

What steps is LearnCore taking towards HTML5?

  • Phase 1 (Complete): Learners will be able to record their Pitch IQ’s on Chrome and Firefox using HTML5.
  • Phase 2: Video Players will transition to HTML5 players
  • Phase 3: All Browsers will use HTML5 (Timing based on when it is supported and tested by the browsers).

How does this help me?

  • Since it’s commonly used by other applications, it is less likely to be blocked by your environment’s IT, firewall, or other security settings.
  • No longer have to worry about manually allowing or permitting automatic updates for Flash Player from your Mozilla Firefox or Chrome browser in order to record
  • Easier and smoother connections to the media server from your Mozilla Firefox or Chrome browser

In a nutshell, it’s now much simpler and faster to submit a recorded pitch so you can focus on the best part: practicing and submitting a top-performing Pitch IQ. Contact a member of our team if you have questions about HTML5 or Pitch IQ.