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Adobe Experiments With 'Wallaby' Flash Into HTML 5 Software
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Msg#: 4278381 posted 4:27 pm on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

Adobe Experiments With 'Wallaby' Flash Into HTML 5 Software [pcworld.com]
Adobe is fighting Apple's blockade of Flash technology on iOS devices with an experimental software called Wallaby that can convert Flash files into HTML5. Wallaby, a cross-platform AIR app demoed in October, is now available to download on Adobe's Labs pages, as a technology preview for PC and Mac developers.

Wallaby enables Flash developers to recycle Flash content (such as advertisements) for use on Apple devices like iPhones and iPads, which are known for not supporting Flash technology. It's been more than a year since Apple CEO Steve Jobs shared his "Thoughts on Flash," claiming Flash is an obsolete technology and a resource and battery hog for mobile devices.


Wallaby allows you to drag and drop a Flash .fla file in. The software then outputs HTML-friendly files that can be edited in Dreamweaver. The app can't handle more than simple animations and transitions at the moment. Wallby works best with output in Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome browsers, both based on Webkit. Adobe said it was testing other browsers as well.


 

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Msg#: 4278381 posted 5:51 pm on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

Flash isn't obsolete (and I have no problem saying that as a web designer who hates full-page Flash "sites") with MPEG LA trying to extort money out of anyone who wants to encode video for any reason in existence on planet Earth. Internet Explorer 9 and Safari 5 are already obsolete when it comes to displaying the video element though it'll be Internet Explorer 9 that holds back the web over the upcoming years. Flash will be the only way to reliably display video content until whatever last version of IE that does not support the decided upon royalty-free video codec disappears and that might be Internet Explorer 10 in 14 or 15 years if we're lucky. Even the US Justice Department is investigating Apple and Microsoft at this point for participating in the extortion of the open web.

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Msg#: 4278381 posted 10:32 am on Mar 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

The software then outputs HTML-friendly files that can be edited in Dreamweaver.


Great news for those who use DW... I do not, thank you Apple I remember now again why I do not use one...

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Msg#: 4278381 posted 1:00 pm on Mar 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

>>The software then outputs HTML-friendly files that can be edited in Dreamweaver

@pp46
ok, i'm just assuming now but they mention dreamweaver as it is one of their products, i should have thought that 'HTML-friendly' files could be edited in any text editor.

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Msg#: 4278381 posted 2:18 pm on Mar 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi
Thanks for the comment.

Maybe but IMO i would imagine they mean a wysig editor, personaly I am not prepared to have my choices dictated to me...
I guess no one is.

we will have to wait and see....

:-)

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Msg#: 4278381 posted 1:17 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

i should have thought that 'HTML-friendly' files could be edited in any text editor.


That should be possible, yes, but the HTML and CSS generated by software tools like this one is often not the most human-readable stuff.

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