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Google Swiffy : Flash to HTML5 converter

Google labs have introduced a new tool called Google Swiffy that converts flash based content to HTML5 enabling flash content to work on devices that do not support flash,like iPhone,ipad.This tool will allow flash developers to convert their work to HTML5 giving their work the power to run on almost all platforms.

Swiffy requires the user to upload the flash based swf file which it renders into HTML5 content,which will run on modern browsers with a high level of SVG support such as Chrome and Safari.Swiffy being still under development does not guarantee to convert all flash content.

Google Swiffy (image credit: technostreak.com)[image credit: Technostreak.com]

As said on Google Blog, “Swiffy uses a compact JSON representation of the animation, which is rendered using SVG and a bit of HTML5 and CSS3. ActionScript 2.0 is also present in the JSON object, and is interpreted in JavaScript in the browser. This representation makes the Swiffy animations almost as compact as the original SWF files.”

This is a great tool from Google.There are some examples of converted flash on the Gallery.

You can access the tool from here.

What do you think of such a great tool from google? Share your thoughts in comments…

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4 comments
Olawale Daniel
Olawale Daniel

Nice post buddy :)
I love it..thanks for sharing great knowledge here..

Amaan
Amaan

Adobe was the first to release somethign like this..bu never the less Google overtook the race :P

Tharun
Tharun

I think you got it wrong.This is not similar to adobe flash.This tool converts adobe flash files into HTML5.

Amaan
Amaan

I mean to say that Adobe made similar converter before Google Swiffy :P