Smokescreen Real-Time Converts Flash To HTML5

Smokescreen is a new open-source project:

Smokescreen is a new open-source project aimed at converting Flash to JavaScript/HTML5 to run where it previously couldn’t and better interoperate with webpages where it previously could.

With Smokescreen you can reach new platforms without learning any new tools; your Flash is automatically converted to JavaScript/HTML5.

Based on the iPad demo video and this online demo, I’m thoroughly impressed. It’ll be interesting to see how much ActionScript interactivity it can convert, presumably to JavaScript.

Google Chrome Gets Flash Player Built-In

Google Chrome gets Flash Player bundled with it:

Our hope is that the robust integration between Chrome and Flash Player will serve as a showcase for more consistent, seamless, and efficient Web browsing experiences. We feel that this significant effort by both Google and Adobe will directly improve the speed of innovation and move the Web forward, benefiting the entire community of developers and end-users.

The benefits touted include transparent auto update and a more crash proof experience. Which, if true, makes the above statement even more juicy in the ongoing war both Google and Adobe wage against Apple.