Wallaby : experimental HTML5 by Adobe

Posted: March 16, 2011 in IT/Dev
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While Adobe confirmed that Flash and HTML5 are orthogonal (use same native APIs to manage medias, and Flash is based on a single embedded node whereas an HTML5 page consists of many DOM elements), the new Flash to HTML5 converter, Wallaby, somewhat announces the end of Adobe’s plugin, whose purpose is to keep its user base.

Moreover first tests show very poor conversion results, even with basic interfaces, as the tool was aimed at converting animations/ads rather than Flex/RDA interfaces.
Adobe also provides Edge, an HTML5 animations design tool, its first move to migrate its authoring tools to HTML5.

Adobe then does not have yet an answer to HTML5 for RDA (the same with Microsoft, that is moving to HTML5 instead of Silverlight), and tools migration (as with Microsoft’s ones – Expression Suite) will take time.

A Firefox representative used same argumentation as Apple.

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