Swiffy Converts Flash SWF Files to HTML5 To Run on iPhones and iPads

Swiffy today announced the release of "Swiffy" application on Google Labs."With Swiffy, 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. It's still an early version, so it won't convert all Flash content, […]

Swiffy today announced the release of "Swiffy" application on Google Labs.

"With Swiffy, 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. It's still an early version, so it won't convert all Flash content, but it already works well on ads and animations," explains Marcel Gordon, Product Manager, Swiffy.

"Swiffy uses a compact JSON representation of the animation, which is rendered using SVG and a bit of HTML5 and CSS3. ActionScript 2.0 is also present in the JSON object, and is interpreted in JavaScript in the browser. This representation makes the Swiffy animations almost as compact as the original SWF files," stated Gordon.

"Swiffy animations benefit from the recent advancements in JavaScript execution speed and hardware accelerated 2D graphics in the browser. Viva la Web"

Watch some examples of converted SWF files if you want to see it in action.

Or, check out Swiffy here on Google Labs.

[Source: Google Code blog]