Google recently introduced Swiffy, an experimental online tool that can convert Flash (SWF) files into HTML5, which allows the converted files to be rendered in Web browsers without the Flash Player plug-in.
"You can upload a SWF file, and Swiffy will produce an HTML5 version, which will run in modern browsers with a high level of SVG support such as Chrome and Safari," says Google's Marcel Gordon.
Swiffy translates animations into a JSON object with ActionScript 2.0 code, which is rendered using SVG, HTML5, and CSS. With the new tool, Google is joining other companies, including Adobe, in promoting HTML5 over Flash. Adobe already offers ways to convert Flash content, and the company recently introduced Wallaby, software that converts Flash Professional files into HTML5 code.
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