Adobe recently released a Flash to HTML5 converter called 'Wallaby'. The conversion tool enables easy conversion of Flash Professional files to HTML5 code.
Will it work?

Will it work?

This tool has a story! A year ago, Apple didn't agree to a Flash usage on iOS devices. This incident turned the camaraderie between the iPhone maker and Adobe CTO, Kevin Lynch, bitter.  
Apple claimed that usage of Flash in its iPhone consumed a lot of battery and would make the device crash often. The inclusion of this software would make some previously ‘unviewable-due-to-flash format’ issues work, since Apple doesn’t support flash on its phones.

Available currently in the Adobe Labs on experimental basis, this conversion tool can be downloaded for free. All that users have to do is use the drag and drop feature and instantly convert their Flash files into HTML5.

However, the conversion tool comes with a host of limitations. For one, it can only be used to make simple banner ads. Any more complications, i.e. including audio, 3D features etc. will not materialize.

Adobe has tested the Wallaby on latest versions of Chrome, Safari, as well as in Firefox, Opera et al. However, as mentioned previously, the software is on an experiment basis. The makers are trying it best to make it more accommodating.

Publish date: March 9, 2011 6:59 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:25 pm

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