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The cool tool I wrote about some time back from Adobe that will allow you to take your Flash and transport it to HTML will get a preview release today. While it might not be amazingly cool, it could certainly help all those Flash programmers out there that want to reach the non-Flash iOS users of the world.Wallaby is set for some preview release today and will be a free download from Adobe Labs.

If you have Flash files make in the Flash Pro dev tools you will be able to convert that into HTML will will be able to run on WebKit (Safari, Chrome). It will also create CSS and SVG as necessary.

When Wallaby is done with the transfer you can edit the files with any standard text editor or web development tool to tweak the performance and appearance.

Sure it won't be a perfect translation and you'll probably need to tweak everything you convert because HTML just isn't as rich as Flash is in rich media yet. That's not to say that some day it won't be, it's just a fact right now. Though, I have seen some pretty slick HTML5 canvas stuff already.

Here's the copy from the Adobe Labs page.

"Wallaby" is the codename for an experimental technology that converts the artwork and animation contained in Adobe Flash Professional (FLA) files into HTML. This allows you to reuse and extend the reach of your content to devices that do not support the Flash runtimes. Once these files are converted to HTML, you can edit them with an HTML editing tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver, or by hand if desired. You can view the output in one of the supported browsers or on an iOS device.


Please note that not all Flash Professional features are supported in the HTML5 format. TheWallaby Release Notes describe what features are supported, what differences we have already discovered between the various browsers, what device variations have been found, and any currently known issues.

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