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Adobe Releases Flash To HTML 5 Converter 168

An anonymous reader writes "Adobe has released its Flash to HTML 5 conversion tool, codenamed 'Wallaby.' Wallaby is an application to convert Adobe Flash Professional CS5 files (.FLA) to HTML5 and its primary design goals were to get the best quality and performance on browsers within iOS devices like iPhone and iPad."
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Adobe Releases Flash To HTML 5 Converter

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  • by RobbieThe1st ( 1977364 ) on Tuesday March 08, 2011 @10:51AM (#35418698)

    You mean like say... Smokescreen? http://smokescreen.us/ [smokescreen.us]
    Looks like exactly what you want, though it seems a bit slow on my cellphone.

  • Re:Finally, but (Score:5, Informative)

    by VGPowerlord ( 621254 ) on Tuesday March 08, 2011 @11:30AM (#35419178)

    ActionScript is practically JavaScript? Good god, that's like saying VB is practically C.

    If VB and C were based on the same standard, you might have a point.

    Recent versions of JavaScript and ActionScript are both (partial or complete) implementations of ECMAScript version 3.

  • Not that silly... (Score:5, Informative)

    by itsdapead ( 734413 ) on Tuesday March 08, 2011 @12:02PM (#35419526)

    ActionScript is practically JavaScript? Good god, that's like saying VB is practically C.

    If I've got my version numbers right....

    ActionScript 1 was an implementation of ECMAScript - i.e. the language was virtually identical to Javascript.

    ActionScript 2 diverged from Javascript in that it included some elements that were being discussed for the next version of ECMAScript but never materialised (e.g. class-based OOP).

    ActionScript 3 diverged a bit more (e.g. package-management stuff).

    ...AFAIK most of this was just "syntactic sugar" so, e.g. you can declare a class Java-style rather than creating a function and appending methods to its prototype JS-style. So cross-compiling ActionScript to Javascript should be mainly a job of translating shortcuts added in AS2&3 back into "longhand"

    Of course, that's just the language - the Flash API is nothing like HTML DOM, but SVG seems a fairly good substitute for Flash's vector graphics. Pity that, unlike Apple, Android disabled SVG in their web browser (people forget that when they're ragging on iOS for not having Flash...) :-(

  • by mcelrath ( 8027 ) on Tuesday March 08, 2011 @12:14PM (#35419664) Homepage
    OTOH, Adobe makes their money from selling Flash authoring tools. I'm sure they couldn't give a crap less what the target format for their tools is, if people still buy their authoring tools. Being able to dump the expense of maintaining and distributing the Flash player, but still selling authoring tools that output HTML5 and let Flash slowly die? Sounds like a damn good business decision.

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