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When we talked to Adobe's Paul Gubbay about how the company sees Flash and HTML5, he made it clear that Adobe is very interested in supporting both platforms.
At Adobe's MAX conference the other night, that message was made manifest with a live demonstration of a Flash to HTML5 conversion tool, which is currently in the works. The tool is incredibly impressive in that it can convert full Flash animation into HTML5 on the fly.
Those animations or interactions will now be viewable on all kinds of devices — including the iPhone and iPad. This is where we think that this HTML5 conversion tool has real possibilities. It's one thing to be able to convert a movie or animation — that's impressive — it's the resources within those Flash files, however, that are potentially more useful.
Adobe might be serious about wanting to push Flash and Adobe Air on mobile platforms like the BlackBerry PlayBook, HP's webOS and Google's Android, but that doesn't mean that the company isn't listening to its customers and providing cross-platform solutions that can work on the many different device types. Last week, for example, Adobe introduced a new HTML5 video player widget.
What do you think of the ability to convert Flash to HTML5? Let us know.
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