Meet Adobe Animate CC. It’s the new name of Adobe Flash Professional CC. In a blog post, Adobe outlines that in 2016 Flash Professional will be called “Animate” as they finally bow down to HTML5. This is a much welcomed move, especially in corporate environments where trying to manage Adobe Flash can be a nightmare.
The downside to this is that Flash is still going to be around. But with browsers disabling it by default, older versions no longer being supported, there’s ever increasingly more pressure on developers to move from Flash over to HTML5 (or even native Windows applications would be welcome). But this is a great move as Flash begins the depreciation process.