For those who saw Adobe demo a new tool codenamed “Wallaby” at MAX last October, it’s now available on Adobe Labs, where it was released today. Wallaby is an Adobe AIR application that allows designers and developers to convert Adobe Flash Professional files into HTML5 with a simple drag and drop of the mouse, quickly and easily expanding the distribution of creative content across platforms. Wallaby is a glimpse at the type of innovations we are making in Flash and HTML5, both imperative technologies that we will continue investing in for the long-term.
This experimental technology has been released on Adobe Labs in response to feedback from customers who said they wanted access to it after seeing it demoed at MAX. We invite customers to download Wallaby, try out the code it generates, and provide feedback on how they are using it to create simple animations like banner ads and translating graphical content. User response to the Wallaby technology preview will enable us to better understand how we can continue to support customers who want to reduce their learning curve for HTML5 development while leveraging the tools and skills they have today and reach users across more devices than ever.
Wallaby has a very simple UI and provides a path for users to input existing .FLA files and export HTML5 code. Users can then leverage their programming skills to further edit or optimize the code generated. Wallaby’s conversion to HTML5 allows content created in Flash Professional to be viewed within browsers running the WebKit rendering engine, including Google Chrome and Safari on iOS devices iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
With more than 3 million Flash developers in the creative community we continue to look for new ways to help them build on their existing skills and look for new ways to make their content available to the widest possible audiences. The wider the audience, the greater the opportunities to build business around digital content.
Users can access the Wallaby preview technology for free today on Adobe Labs.