Flash versus HTML5

Flash or HTML5? What are the Pros and Cons?

As visuals and graphics evolve, our eyes get used to what the hottest visuals and images offer. As we get used to such resolutions, we start to demand better and better specs each time.

On YouTube, for example, once upon a time, we were happy with 360p on that left hand corner of the screen. Now, we have 1080p in HD and 2160p in 4k. It’s 2019, not 2005, and 360p just won’t cut it anymore—graphics of this caliber wouldn’t get you farther than 1st base.

As an iGaming operator, you wouldn’t wanna spoil all the fun by using outdated stuff.

The times are changing, and you better keep up if you don’t wanna drop dead.

One of the factors that you have to take into consideration is the never ending debate between Flash and HTML5. Which is the ultimate winner?

As an online casino, your games rely on many different types of visuals and graphics in order to make playing fun, engaging, thrilling, and exciting. Using either HTML5 or Flash is vital for your content and graphics to display successfully.

HTML5 is a markup language that allows web browsers (your very own Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) to interpret the graphics and content you wanna display. Flash, on the other hand, is a multimedia software platform used to display interactive web pages, online games and to play audio and video content. In the simplest of terms, HTML5 is a language that interprets, Flash is a platform that displays.

In terms of coming out to the market, Flash came out first, having been installed on desktop computers from the early 2000s, around the years the first Gen Zs were forming their first sentences. HTML5, on the other hand, was released in 2014, a year in which those Gen Zs are making a fuss about prom. In this respect, HTML5’s an offspring of new technology, having been the latest HTML version, while Flash belongs to older technology.

HTML5 is supported by all browsers from the get-go. It’s built-in. You may not understand it entirely, but it’s okay—you have it anyway in your browser. Flash, however, is, by default, separated from your browser. You have to take the extra step of installing the Flash plugin. In terms of convenience, HTML5 has the advantage and Flash gets the disadvantage.

Performance requirements also differ. HTML5 requires lower processing power, while Flash requires higher processing power. Operating on higher processing power works well with devices with high specs, but they will crash in devices with lower specs.

As for costs, HTML5, having been built-in, is freely available from the get-go. Flash, on the other hand, is paid. You get the whole package, though, which comes with support, license, all the stuff on the checklist they’re marketing you, etc.

As implied above, support is where Flash gets the advantage. Flash comes from Adobe, and they’ve got good audio and video support. HTML5’s support varies—kind of like a hit or miss. It lacks built-in support.

For tools, HTML5 has Construct 2 as its editor, while Flash has its own builder. HTML5’s is built-in and free while Flash is, as mentioned, paid.

HTML5 can help you with the hunger games of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). It’s built-in, after all. Flash can’t help you with this, having been a separate plugin.

For the Display, HTML5 content looks differently on different web browsers and devices. Flash gets the advantage of having the same appearance across all devices.

Lastly, for added graphics, animation, and visual, HTML5 needs JavaScript or CSS3 in order to make animations happen. Flash thrives in animations and motion graphics as a primary feature.

Choices differ from one iGaming Operator to another, but there’s one thing you need to keep in mind: You cannot escape the significant step of choosing between these two, or choosing both, as you must put the enjoyment of your players as your top of mind. There’s no point in making an iGaming website if the display won’t abide by their wishes.

In case of any problems, have a support team that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays, so that any problems that arise can be taken care of instantly.

We’re Shortlisted For 2020’s Global Gaming Awards London


So things for 2020 is heating up faster than we all could imagine, with ICE London looming around the corner and now Asia’s First Cryptocurrencies iGaming Software Provider has made it in the shortlist for the prestigious Global Gaming Awards 2020 in London under the category of Best Online Casino Supplier of the year. The actions kicks of on the 3rd of February 2020 at the one and only Hippodrome Casino in London.

We at Asia Live Tech are truly humbled but also excited for this shortlisting in one of the industries most prestigious awards. This is a recognition for the effort that we are putting forward in creating more innovative solutions within the iGaming industry as well as the gaps that we are trying to bridge.

The year of 2020 itself is regards as very symbolic and important for many cultures be it for development or personal beliefs. However we at Asia Live Tech are working towards making 2020 a very special year indeed with some special stuff that we have been working in 2019.

One of the things that we pride of ourselves since the day of our inception is that we truly stand by our tagline which is to “Own Your Own Brand; Be Your Own Boss”. You may ask why? what makes this so special about Asia Live Tech?. The answer is actually very simple, we allow you to be your own Boss or shall we shall we an iGaming Boss or we can better phrase as your own casino owner.

Now these 3 terms are the dreams of many people in the industry especially affiliates however the fact of the matter in regards to costs and risks always hinder the realization of this dream. On our side, we can’t mitigate the risks involved in running your own casino as all elements are based on luck and chance however we can ensure that you are able to setup your own online casino in a cost effective manner.

From Live Dealer, Slots, Keno, Asian Lotteries all the way to the most favorite game in the market which Sportsbetting, all of these are available on an Asia Live Tech platform which we setup. To take it up a notch, all our games and platform itself supports both fiat as well as any cryptocurrency. Now for the icing on the cake, we have the worlds first progressive baccarat jackpot running for all our live dealer baccarat tables which is fully borne for ALT hence its an awesome feature to give to your players plus our iGaming Revenue Sharing Pool adds more perks for you in the process as an operator.

That being said, we look forward to meeting you at the Hippodrome in London and to all the companies that have made it in the shortlist. Congratulations from all of us at Asia live Tech, as each one of you are winners in your own ways and all the best to all of us.

See you at the Global Gaming Awards in London 2020