Adobe Gives Devs Access to Wallaby Flash-to-HTML5 Converter - HotHardware
Adobe Gives Devs Access to Wallaby Flash-to-HTML5 Converter

Adobe Gives Devs Access to Wallaby Flash-to-HTML5 Converter

Adobe showed off a prototype Flash-to-HTML5 converter last October, and now it's released an experimental Labs version for all to try. The tool, called Wallaby will enable developers to convert their Flash code in HTML5, which will get around that nasty "no Flash on iOS" issue.

Released at Adobe Labs, not all Flash features are supported, but you would expect that, particularly with a tool that's not even called beta, but experiments. The Wallaby release notes outline the known issues.

To use it, developers drag-and-drop their Flash code into Wallaby. Its output is a mix of HTML, CSS and JavaScript code, which can then be edited in an HTML editor like Dreamweaver or simply edited by hand.

The initial release of Wallaby doesn’t support the conversion of ActionScript, movies or audio, so it is hardly a solution, but it's a start. Adobe will work on implementing these features and perhaps someday we'll see an easy conversion process for iOS (which is really, the target).

You can watch the demo from last year below.

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We tried this at work and it didn't' work. Hopefully they work out some kinks before the full release, it's a great idea for simple flash animations.

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