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Thread: Google Swiffy Turns Flash Files Into HTML5 Goodness

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    Default Google Swiffy Turns Flash Files Into HTML5 Goodness



    Google may have created the death knell for Adobe's Flash, but for now the interesting piece of code known as Swiffy, that can easily convert Flash files into HTML5 friendly ones, remains locked up in the Google vault.

    Swiffy allows Flash authors to run flash code through it, and splits it into a JSON file, then renders it with HTML, scalable vector graphics, and cascading style sheets (CSS). The resulting files are only slightly larger and have rendering performance that is "quite good," according to Google.

    The funny thing is this program was specifically states that it lets developers "reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads)." It seems odd Apples most direct competitor in the mobile OS field would actively support their devices like this. However, don't expect Swiffy to work miracles and convert complex Flash applications into working HTML5 code.

    The world is still one step closer to a Flash free world. I can sleep easier at night knowing that.

    Or not, especially if my roommate keeps sneaking his ventriloquist doll into my room in the middle of the night.

    Source: CNET
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 06-28-2011 at 06:11 PM.

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    huh? say whatttt?
    imma have to trash my playbook now

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    Yes! Now everything on the internet will be pure HTML5 awesomeness!

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    And what about this touchscreen patent apple was rewarded? How will THAT affect android?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizz View Post
    And what about this touchscreen patent apple was rewarded? How will THAT affect android?
    Not much, the patent was severally misunderstood.

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    HTML5, just when you thought you knew it all they go and mess it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gull025 View Post
    huh? say whatttt?
    imma have to trash my playbook now
    And you've waited til now, why??? Forget XBerry, they are dying a slow painful death. And I love watching every minute of it. Get an iPad 2 or a Xoom, and help kill them a little bit more, just get a video so I can watch!
    "僕はアニメが好きです!!!"
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