Adobe bowls Wallaby at iPhone Flash ban

By Liam Tung on Mar 10, 2011 8:32 AM
Filed under Software

The drag and drop answer in the making.

Adobe has released its free developer technology, codenamed Wallaby, which converts Flash (.FLA) files into HTML 5.

“This allows you to reuse and extend the reach of your content to devices that do not support the Flash runtimes,” Adobe Labs notes on the release page.

Adobe has called Wallaby “experimental” at this stage, and notes that it was primarily designed to transform Flash files into formats acceptable to Apple's iOS devices, the iPad and iPod.

It has only tested Wallaby HTML5 output on Chrome, Safari and iOS browsers.

It would allow developers to convert animated graphics into a form that makes it easier to edit within, for example, Adobe's Dreamweaver, or manual editing. 

The software does not yet support the conversion of ActionScript, Movies or Sound. Adobe has provided a list of unsupported functions here.

Apple's ban on Flash for iOS devices has caused a headache for many developers and media companies, largely because converting a Flash file into HTML can take several hours.

Executives at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation have blamed Apple’s “deeply annoying” take on Flash for delaying its rollout of iView to iPhone and iPad users.

Adobe gave delegates at its MAX 2010 conference in Amsterdam a preview of Wallaby last year. A user would simply drag a FLA file over to Wallaby, which exports it into HTML and flags what cannot be converted.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Copyright © . All rights reserved.


Adobe bowls Wallaby at iPhone Flash ban
Top Stories
Dick Smith reopens under Kogan
Online store launches one month ahead of schedule.
Rhipe pockets $2.4m with LiveTiles sell-off
Cashes in after 18 months.
Resellers react to budget 2016
What did the channel think of the small business initiatives?
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
Meeting which tech founder would leave you most starstruck?

Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 347 | March 2016

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.