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Adobe Labs Launches the Experimental Wallaby

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Adobe Labs has released a tool for converting Flash FLA files to HTML5. The tool, called “Wallaby“, is simply a preview of an experimental technology that Adobe’s engineers have been working on for this purpose.

“This allows you to reuse and extend the reach of your content to devices that do not support the Flash runtimes,” Adobe explains. “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,” the company adds. “The Wallaby 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.”

The list is pretty big, so I’ll let you peruse that on your own. It is only available in English currently.

“Having come here specifically to build standards-based Web animation software, I’m delighted to see this release and a ton of other HTML5 initiatives from Adobe,” says Adobe’s John Nack. “As long as the company puts solving customer needs ahead of politics, I predict good things.”

Adobe stresses that Wallaby is not currently part of either Adobe Creative Suite or Flash Professional. Wallaby is available as a free download on Adobe Labs.

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  • http://seostudio.com.au SEO Studio

    Sounds like a very useful tool, especially if you want to make your site more search engine friendly.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Crum

      Still in the experimental stage, but tools like this will likely become more and more important.

  • http://www.em3marketing.com Janyer Dominguez

    Now it is ON like monkey spawn, this means a great deal to me and a lot of fellow webmasters/internet marketers. We are in business now, Flash is a great authoring tool for creating interactivity and very rapidly too. I wonder if this will include FLEX MXML conversion to HTML5 on the final release, if so we can start taking it to the bank in truck loads.

    LETS GO ADOBE LET GOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  • http://www.monsterpixelgames.com Al

    I am glad that Adobe is providing this. I second that being able to output Flex to HTML 5 is key for Adobe to continue to be the tool-set vendor of choice. Hopefully Apache does this now that they own Flex. If Adobe gave us the tools so that we could write code once and compiles to iOS, Android AND to the mobile browser, everyone in the world would be using Adobe’s authoring tools.