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Adobe demonstrates Flash-to-HTML5 converter for developers

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Adobe demonstrates Flash-to-HTML5 converter for developers
A common drawback on mobile devices we see nowadays is their poor or partial Adobe Flash support, which can sometimes make or break a web page. Prime examples of that are the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod touch since Apple has been fanatically devoted to keeping Adobe Flash entirely out of its iOS platform. On the other hand, HTML5 is rapidly making its way into mobile browsers and provides quite a few workarounds, which web developers can utilize in order to bring rich multimedia content to Flash-less devices.

Finding a solution to the lack of Adobe Flash support has been attempted through HTML5 before by other software developers, but this time Adobe itself is giving it its best shot. Adobe has been working on a tool that converts Adobe Flash content into convenient HTML5 code, which can run on HTML5-enabled browsers such as the mobile version of Safari, for example. Codenamed Wallaby, the converter seems to be doing a pretty good job in what it is designed to do even though at this point it is still at its experimental stage. Check out the video below for a brief demonstration of the software in action. Web developers willing to give it a try may download it from Adobe's website, where Wallaby is available at no charge.

source: Adobe Labs via Redmond Pie

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posted on 08 Mar 2011, 13:32

1. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

so adobe caves and does all they can to get into ios with flash?

i'd love to hear more about how jobs is an idiot for not including it in ios now.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 13:43 1

2. chiante & fava (unregistered)

Ok... Jobs is an idiot for not including it in iOS. Apple fans sure are a silly lot.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 21:40

3. sspranav (unregistered)

can this play videos

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 17:50

4. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

So Adobe realizes a problem people have and finds a way to fix it? Apple doesn't care too much to deal with it. good thing other companies hear the call for help and try to capitalize on it.

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