Flash Platform

In a world where most digital experiences fall flat, the Macromedia Flash Platform offers something different. It's a lightweight, cross-platform runtime that can be used not just for rich media, but also for enterprise applications, communications, and mobile applications. No matter how it's used, we designed the Flash Platform so that organizations of all kinds can deliver the most effective experiences imagination will allow.

Industries Using the Flash Platform


From wireless and broadband service providers to handset and set-top box manufacturers and network equipment providers, the Flash Platform enables rapid development of next-generation rich experiences.

Financial Services

Experiences built on the Flash Platform help leading financial services companies improve operational efficiencies and increase profits by delivering superior digital interactions.


The Flash Platform helps educational institutions teach digital skills that motivate their students, create a competitive advantage, and provide an effective platform for communication, collaboration, applications, and mobile learning.


The Flash Platform allows government agencies to be more efficient and effective by delivering superior digital experiences to constituents and staff through business transformation, training, collaboration, and web conferencing initiatives.

Business Benefits

Rich Internet Applications Deliver Real ROI (PDF, 423K)

In this whitepaper, IDC Analyst Joshua Duhl examines Rich Internet Applications in depth—what they are, why they're needed, who can use them, and the business benefits available to companies that deploy them.

Optimizing Digital Experiences in the Enterprise

Learn how great digital experiences can lead to higher financial returns while building strong brand loyalty and customer relationships in this recorded online seminar.
Hosted by Ziff-Davis and Macromedia.

Related Solutions

Rich Internet Applications

Deliver better application experiences to your customers, employees, and partners.

Web Publishing

Allow individuals and teams to update web content while maintaining site integrity.

Web Conferencing

Rich web communication system for the enterprise with on-premise control.

E-Learning and Training

A full continuum of tools and services for rapid and robust e-learning development.


Deliver rich experiences across consumer devices and mobile handsets.


Meet policy and accessibility requirements with less hassle and more interactivity.

Analyst Review

Macromedia's Flash Platform: Bringing Rich Experiences to the Masses (PDF, 145K)

"The time for rich interfaces (and interactions) on the Web, on mobile phones, and in the enterprise is upon us."
—Patricia Seybold Group

Technical Resources

An Overview of the Macromedia Flash Platform (PDF, 1.76 MB)

Kevin Lynch, chief software architect, discusses the technology behind the leading platform for delivering effective user experiences across browsers, operating systems, and devices.

Delivering Enterprise Applications, Content, and Communications (PDF, 417K)

Get a thorough look at the features and benefits of the Flash Platform architecture as you consider it from an IT perspective in this white paper.

Macromedia Flash Platform Security and Macromedia Enterprise Solutions (PDF, 286K)

Find out how Macromedia solutions address security concerns enterprises might have as they are evaluating the benefits of using the Flash Platform within their infrastructure.

Flash Player Security (PDF, 888K)

Flash Platform technologies use Flash Player. Learn how the Flash Player security model addresses potential security risks on the client.
More about Flash Player Security ›

Developing for the Flash Platform

Building a project to run on the Flash Platform? Get samples, tutorials, and other resources from Macromedia experts and the developer community.