Google Swiffy

It looks like Google is pretty intent on killing off Flash. The company has just released a new tool that lets users easily convert Flash files into HTML5-compliant code that can be pretty much viewed on any device including iOS devices. To use Swiffy, all users have to do is upload the Flash files in SWF format to the Swiffy website. The file is then processed by the website which then generates a JSON file. A client-side JavaScript runtime loads the JSON file and renders it using HTML, SVG and CSS.

At the moment it can only convert simple Flash files, so don’t expect to be porting over complex games to HTML5. Ads and simple Flash files convert without a hitch. In fact you can check out the sample gallery on the Swiffy page to see how well it works out (it actually looks pretty good). If you’re interested in converting Flash files into HTML5, head over to the Swiffy website.

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