Adobe Flash is a multimedia software platform used to produce animations, Internet and desktop applications, as well as mobile applications and games. Once very popular, Flash is slowly being phased out as huge players, such as Apple, encourage wider use of HTML5 instead.
At this moment, most of RoboCamp content depends on Flash for the presentation of teaching materials. However, our developer team is working hard to fully switch to HTML5 as soon as possible. Until that happens, you can rely on these tips to run Flash on your device. Remember that RoboCamp e-learning platform is compatible with all popular devices, but depending on the type of device and operating system you use, you may need to perfomr some additional steps.
Flash on PC
For best results use Chrome. The only thing you need to do is to allow Flash to run. When in lesson view, you’ll be asked to “Click to enable Adobe Flash Player”. Do it and confirm the selection by clicking “Allow” in the pop-up window.
If you’re using Mozilla Firefox, you may need to put in a bit more effort. If you see a blank white space in the lesson view, go to the browser’s menu and click “Add-ons” (or press Ctrl+Shift+A). Enable Shockwave Flash in the Add-ons tab by clicking the options icon and choosing “Always Activate” option from the context menu. Go back to the RoboCamp elearning tab and reload the page (Ctrl+R). Now you should be able to view and access our content.
If you can’t find Adobe Flash (or Shockwave Flash) installed in your Add-ons tab, you will have to install the Flash Player plugin manually. Go to Flash Player website and follow the instructions provided. After installation, the plugin will be visible in your browser’s Add-ons and you will be able to activate it as described above.
When using different browsers or operating systems search for “how to view Flash in.. “ and then your browser/OS configuration, eq. Opera on Ubuntu. Internet will guide you from there. You can also contact us for guidance.
Flash on mobile devices
Tablets and smartphones can also display Flash content, but the options are not as plenty. The best way is to install Puffin. Puffin is a fast and reliable mobile web browser with built-in Flash, available for both Android and iOS. You can install Puffin on your device through Google Play or App Store
As of July 1st 2019, support for Puffin browser for iOS has been officially suspended. Due to cooperation issues with Apple, which wouldn’t allow browser updates, the Puffin developer CloudMosa Inc., stopped actively supporting this operating system. It is worth noting, however, that even though the last Puffin updates happened almost two years ago, the browser continues to work flawlessly to this day. We believe that it should not pose any major problems for some time. In any other case, we will let you know and provide necessary support.