Google has come out with a tool that can convert Flash files into HTML5 files so the users can view the later on all types of mobile devices, including iOS devices.
The tool, which is named Swiffy, thus would enable the user to watch videos on his handset irrespective of the fact that whether his device supports Flash or not.
Notably, Apple had decided to keep Adobe Flash out of iPad and other iOS devices, which rendered the users of such devices helpless when it comes to Flash content —some time they has to resort to workarounds to view the Flash files.
Google, on the other hand, has been very vocal about its love for Flash, but they are not against HTML5 either. Now the good news is that, with the help of Swiffy, developers can make apps which will address this problem.
The process to use Swiffy is quite easy for developers as well as for common mobile phone users – they just need to visit Swiffy’s website and have to check the box saying they are not uploading a file which violates a copyright, and then upload their file.
The FAQ page of the Swiffy site says, “Swiffy supports many common SWF features such as vector graphics, embedded fonts, images and timeline animation. Basic ActionScript 2.0 code is also supported, but don’t expect to convert your favorite Flash game yet. In general, Swiffy supports most of the features in Flash 5, so exporting your file as a Flash 5 will give the best results. The Swiffy compiler will warn you when unsupported SWF features are encountered.”
There is a tool with Adobe as well which converts Flash files into HTML and is called Wallaby. Wallaby is different from Swiffy because the latter is just a web based tool.