Google swiffy




The news about the new “flash killer” (adobe shared the wallaby source code to google or it’s just a clone?) flew over around the web (even Lee Brimelow posted about it). So i’ve decided to check it out and see it myself.
So, i made a simple as2 movie compiled for fp6 ( they recommend version below 8 ) to see if swiffy could manage to convert it.

Original as2 movie

Swiffy output

it’s you to comment…

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TAP
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 15:54:15


    Google PR in response: “These aren’t the SVG and JS code you are looking for…”
    Readers: “Yes this is a faked case”
    Google PR: “Move along, move along”
    Readers: “Stoopid Flash guy making a case for a dying tech”


    Cross compilers aren’t new tech, it will be imperfect at best and don’t get into performance. BTW Flash 5/6 what are we going back approaching 10 years?

    I don’t care either way, we make our charting stuff work in both and have found that the nonsense that passes for discussion on this topic is sad. I am personally happy you at least tried the tool (we did too) before hyping or slagging it.

  2. davide
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 01:04:55

    what’s the use of converting AS2 FlashPlayer 6 swf into html5 in 2011 ?!?! Flash will still rock…!

  3. jloa
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 01:15:31

    Yeap, to be honest, i just can’t see the practical need for converting flash 5/6/7/8 simple animations (actionscript is part supported, morph shapes aren’t supported, neither filters are etc) to html5.
    Why? Coz this banners don’t use a milligram of your cpu and their weight is so tiny that my 50 mbit connection can’t even notice the download progress (size vary 0-100 kb).
    Further more, as3 and fp 9 are not supported. So, what’s the point?

    ps: no, really love the video and audio html5 tag and the ccs3, but guys large html5 mvc project, on js? Seriously? ^_^

  4. jloa
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 01:36:06

    Malice wasn’t the goal of this post. I’m not an adobe evangelist, and it’s not the preconception. You study the problem, then you study the possible solution. Say u need to embed a video on your web, u’d possible prefer html5 for its reasonable advantages (easy to generate from db for eg), create a large media site (ny times site eg) — use ajax and ccs as there’s lots of text info and flash/sl don’t get along with tons of text, plus your visitors will surely use wide range of devices driven by android/ios/blackberry.
    I just don’t like when people flatter such “killer tech”. U always have to be objective.

    TAP >> awesome chars u made there. Btw i think your charts may be of use for our new project. I’ll contact u via email soon.

  5. YopSolo
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 02:33:41

    If they can make something with AS3 support, font embedding, filters etc. i’ll use it but today it’s limited and buggy :/

  6. YopSolo
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 02:43:09

    If they can make something with AS3 support, font embedding, filters etc. i’ll use it but today it’s limited and buggy :/

    I’ll take a look to your graph stuff too :
    For the moment i am using :
    witch is really good and free :)

  7. jloa
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 08:59:06

    Well, in that case, if unity migrates to as3 instead of their language, i’ll be coding for unity etc… :)

  8. Technology innovation
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 23:54:37

    Convert Flash SWF into HTML 5 – Google Swiffy Labs

  9. Cable tray
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 05:53:46

    Flash is leaving its last days. This period will depend how fast HTML5 platform grows..
    We will miss you Flash.. :)

  10. jloa
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 08:33:33

    I wouldn’t be that sure. And i don’t think that we have to get rid of either technologies.
    I really don’t like iphones, but i don’t really want them to leave the market. Having a choice is better than not

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