Adobe is answering its Flash critics and will offer designers and developers a way to convert their Flash content to HTML5.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Released at Adobe Labs, the new conversion tool allows for Flash to HTML5 conversion through simple drag and drop. Codenamed “Wallaby,” the tool is experimental right now, but it is available to download and use.
According to Adobe, Wallaby converts the artwork and animation contained in Flash Pro files into HTML. Adobe says this “allows you to reuse and extend the reach of your content to devices that do not support the Flash runtimes.”
A perfect example of this would be Apple’s iOS. Apple and Adobe have been in a longstanding battle over Flash and the fact it is not supported on an of the iOS devices.
Once a Flash document is converted, it can be edited and viewed just like any other HTML file. You can use your existing tools to make whatever edits or adjustments you like.
Adobe notes that not all Flash Pro features are supported in HTML5, which makes sense. Still this will go a long way to help a lot of designers and developers.