Google unveiled a new tool for developers today called Swiffy — a simple converter that takes .SWF Flash files and transforms them into iPhone-friendly HTML5 code. It’s the latest experimental application to hit Google Labs, and while it works best with simple Flash animations, its results are rather impressive.

Anyone can use Swiffy by simply visiting swiffy.googlelabs.com. There you can upload an SWF file and quickly convert it into HTML5…

Once Swiffy has done its work, you’ll be presented with an HTML5 file viewable in WebKit browsers, such as Apple’s mobile Safari browser built into iOS.

Swiffy will only convert simple Flash files built using the Flash 5 ActionScript specification, but the files it does support offer pretty impressive results. On Google’s Swiffy page, you can check out a gallery of adverts and games that have already been converted from Flash to HTML5, and I think you’ll agree that there’s no noticeable difference whatsoever. Other than, of course, the HTML5 games and animations will load up on your iPhone, whereas the Flash ones obviously won’t.

Have you tried using Swiffy to convert your Flash games or animations? What do you think of it?

  • Viper

    Upload button doesn’t work in mobile safari.
    Is there a way to make this work so I don’t have to use a computer to convert and transfer the file to the iPhone?

    • Syc01ce

      Come on viper your asking a lot with that

  • Michael

    It is so much simpler to install “Frash” from Cydia on my jailbroken iPhone. 🙂

    • Genesis420

      Frash doesn’t work. Sorry. Tried it a few times

  • Roflcopter

    Frash is good but needs a little more processing power and ram to be an everyday app which should be working grate on iphone5 or ipad2 when the jailbtake is out 😀

  • Nick

    Not worth it

  • Todd Schroedel

    this failed to convert so many of my files, it was rediculous

  • Joel Hansen

    I like the Swiffy tool, but including it with the iPhone app doesn’t work. The Swiffy runtime will only work in Safari it is referenced to Google’s server. Now, that is not very clever! It works perfectly in Google Chrome browser. Did you experience the same?

    • Joel Hansen