Google Swiffy

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Comparison between real Flash (left) and HTML5 (right).
This screenshot is taken using Google Chrome on the Google Swiffy demo page.

Google Swiffy is a web-based tool developed by Google that converts SWF files to HTML5. Its main goal is to display Flash contents on devices that do not support Flash, such as iPhone, iPad, and Android Tablets. Its function is similar to Wallaby by Adobe, which converts FLA files to HTML5.


Google Swiffy currently supports a subset of SWF 10, ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0.[1]

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Swiffy was started in the summer of 2011 by Google engineering intern Pieter Senster, who joined their mobile advertising team to search for solutions to display Flash content on devices that do not support Flash. Progress on Swiffy was sufficient that Google hired him full-time and formed a team to work on the project. The product manager of Google Swiffy is Marcel Gordon.[2]

Swiffy 6.0.1 was released on February 11, 2014.


  1. ^ Google Swiffy FAQ
  2. ^ Google Code Blog - Swiffy: convert SWF files to HTML5

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