"Wallaby" Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Tool and Flash Player 10.3 Beta Released

Adobe has released an experimental Flash-to-HTML5 converter called "Wallaby" that just exports the assets used in the Flash project, and uses HTML and CSS to lay them out. It also creates a custom JavaScript library which seems to handle animation, and jQuery is also thrown in.The primary goal for Wallaby is to enable easy exporting […]

Adobe has released an experimental Flash-to-HTML5 converter called "Wallaby" that just exports the assets used in the Flash project, and uses HTML and CSS to lay them out. It also creates a custom JavaScript library which seems to handle animation, and jQuery is also thrown in.

The primary goal for Wallaby is to enable easy exporting of Flash content (such as ads) to iOS, which doesn't support Flash. Supported WebKit browsers include Chrome and Safari on OSX, Windows, and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod). Wallaby doesn't support ActionScript at all, and creating an ActionScript to JavaScript machine translator is quite a large undertaking.

Also, Adobe's just let loose Flash Player 10.3 beta for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, featuring a few new talents ready for developers to take advantage.

First up we've got 'Acoustic Echo Cancellation,' which aims to aid voice conferencing by implementing noise suppression, voice activity detection, automatic gain control for volume level compensation, and of course, acoustic echo cancellation. Adobe's pushing its technology for use in group chat, in-game voice chat, and VoIP solutions based on Flash.

Adobe has also integrated Flash's privacy controls with that of the browser, making the choice of whether to permit local storage of Flash content a lot easier and more obvious for the end user. Currently Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 8+ are supported, with Safari and Chrome on the list for future releases.

Adobe's also incorporated a native control panel, which should make it a lot easier to control Flash Player settings for Windows and Mac users, who can now find it in either the Control Panel or System Preferences. Mac users also get a bit of auto-update love from Adobe, joining Windows with update notifications, keeping Flash Player updated and secured from vulnerabilities.

Download: Flash 10.3 beta | Wallaby

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