Google unveiled Swiffy, the Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool designed for WebKit browsers, mobile app development firm appMobi launched a related utility called appFlash. This new tool takes advantage of Swiffy's capabilities, allowing mobile developers to convert app assets coded in Flash into native iOS applications.Shortly after
How appFlash Works
Here's how the new utility works:
First you take the Adobe Flash code and input it into Swiffy, which returns HTML5. Then you can view the HTML5 code with the appMobi XDK software and test the code on an iOS device using appMobi's AppLab. The entire process takes just a few minutes, says appMobi.
After making any necessary changes, you can build a native iOS app using the appFlash utility, pictured below.
appFlash, for now, is more of an experiment, as it was cooked up in just 24 hours. AppMobi CTO Sam Abadir said the company thought it would be interesting to see how Swiffy's exported code could be integrated into the appMobi services in order to get Flash assets onto the iOS platform quickly.
However, he did note there were some roadblocks to doing things this way. For example, Swiffy's HTML5 output doesn't work on Android devices, the company found. So for now, the company isn't offering Android builds using appFlash.
In the meantime, interested developers can check out the new experiment here.