Earlier this year Google announced Swiffy, an online tool for converting Flash-based animations to HTML-based animations, with the intention to make it possible to use simple Flash based content in pure HTML based websites. With this tool one could convert simple Flash animations to work on devices such as the iPad where the Flash player isn't available.
Now Google has created an extension based on Swiffy for Flash Professional, Adobe's solution for creating Flash animations and applications. The extension works with Flash Professional CS4 and above (CS4, CS5, and CS5.5) and allows exporting Flash animations to HTML5 from within the interface Flash Professional interface.
While this is an extension for Flash Professional, it uses Google's servers to perform the conversion online, so that users need not download the latest version of the plugin each time they perform a conversion, but instead use the latest version of the tool every time -Swiffy has undergonenumerous updatessince its launch, currently standing at version 3.6.1. While it does use the online service, the Google Swiffy extension will give conversion feedback in the Flash Professional UI itself.