Flash Vs HTML5

Google Swiffy Introduced: Flash “out” HTML5 “in”

With the introduction of Google+, Google also introduced its new Flash to HTML5 converter on Tuesday. This creation is the work of a very young, energetic and passionate Googler known as Pieter Senster.

Google Swiffy Labs

According to this software, it can convert Flash animation files known as .SWF into fully functional HTML5 files. As we know Flash is very important to us. All the videos we watch on YouTube and other internet players are Flash related content, so with the introduction of this technology people can now watch videos without installing the Flash plugin, like iPhones and iPads which do not support Flash.


Speaking in Technobabble, simply feed the Swiffy converter with a .swf file and the result is a JSON file rendered with the help of SVG and a bit of HTML5 and CSS3. Modern browsers like Google Chrome and Apple Safari reads the converted files as Javascript and renders the content smoothly to you. Take a look at some of the demo content here at Swiffy Galleria.

Maybe you would have also heard a similar Flash to HTML5 converting tool developed by Adobe and only known as Wallaby. But Google claims that Swiffy has lot more advantages than Wallaby. Some of the primary being Swiffy can convert .swf files whereas Wallaby only focuses on .fla file conversion. Also Wallaby’s converted file can easily be edited whereas Swiffy’s files are very hard to breakthrough. For a more deeper review refer to FAQ over here.

Don’t forget to visit Swiffy Labs. Time for your comment! You can also submit your creations over here.

  • Well, I guess its a question that only time could answer, but as far as my opinion on the whole thing is concerned, I’ll just say geeks have got a delight to feast upon the next few months.

  • Finally Google has come with new features conversion of .swf to html 5, Thanks for sharing.

  • I haven’t actually tried using HTML5. But I did heard lots of comments and feedbacks about it. I guess I should do more researching about it and try it for my self. I hope I could find lots of benefits from it and I know that it will not let me get disappointed.

    • ella

      You won’t be disappointed 🙂

  • Cool! I heard about it but didnt try this yet. seems really nice, to me it feels a little complicated, but your post help me to understand what going on… thanks!

  • Wow i wonder if this will affect Adobe at all.

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  • wow ! nice article