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Flash to HTML 5 Conversion Made Easier

Digital content delivery has matured significantly since its initial beginnings, a stage which was characterized by users facing compatibility issues. Content managers had a multitude of options when it came to creating content. But the more important question was how to make this content reach the widest possible audience who used a wide variety of devices and platforms.

A few events in the digital publishing industry have characterized the future of Flash development:

(i) Apple’s rejection of Flash as the platform of choice for digital content dissemination
(ii) Discontinuation of Flash support for mobile devices, and
(iii) Introduction of the HTML 5 standard by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Among the three events captured above, the drive towards adoption of the HTML 5 assumes more significance. Touted as a vendor neutral standard, it is expected to bring about a level of standardization in content dissemination that benefits all stakeholders. However, the more important question for content developers, particularly Flash professionals, is how to ensure the portability of the huge base of Flash content that has already been created, to HTML 5.

Content creators have three options through which they can address their Flash to HTML 5 conversion needs.

(a) Using Adobe’s Extensions to Flash: Adobe currently offers a complementary extension to Flash Professional CS6, CreateJS, an open source framework which enables content authors to leverage the rich drawing and animation capabilities of the Flash environment, while also enabling the transition to HTML 5 based content. As of the date of this writing, CreateJS Version 1.2 functions as an export panel which converts existing content into a HTML 5 compatible canvas, into which interactive functionality can be programmed using JavaScript.

The CreateJS toolkit is available for existing users Flash Professional CS6 and the Adobe Creative Cloud.

(b) Google Swiffy: Swiffy is a Google tool for converting Flash content to HTML 5 compatible format. Google Swiffy takes as input an SWF file, which is then converted into HTML 5 format. This HTML output file from Swiffy is then included in the tag of the final HTML 5 file. Swiffy works by first converting the uploaded SWF file into a JSON file, and at run time, uses a client side JavaScript code to load this JSON file.

Despite the prevalence of options to convert Flash to HTML 5, there are several portability and compatibility issues to be addressed. For instance, there exists a wide base of end users who still use Internet Explorer 6.0 (the current version is IE 9), or one of the earlier versions of popular browsers which do not have HTML 5 support. Rendering Flash content on such browsers would be more of a possibility than taking the pains to convert the same into HTML 5 format. Portability may also be an issue at times, since Flash files created using ActionScript 2.0 (the objected oriented scripting language tightly integrated with the Adobe Flash platform) may be converted using Google Swiffy, whereas Flash files created using ActionScript 3.0 may not be fully convertible to HTML 5 format using Swiffy.

In conclusion, Flash to HTML 5 conversion remains a possibility today, but is largely determined by the complexity of animation/interactivity that is included in the content. With the move towards increased HTML 5 adoption, it is likely that more and more options will present themselves to content creators for conversion of Flash to HTML 5. In a similar manner, the sophistication of existing options is also likely to improve with time. All these developments, when seen from the long term perspective, indicate a promising future for the interactive content creation and distribution industry.

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Ways to Enrich Digital Content

Thanks to the advancements in technology, and the proliferation of personal hand held devices, it has become very easy for publishers to disseminate content digitally across a wide spectrum of interested end users.  Digital content creation and dissemination has opened up the market place to the extent where users now demand a richer interaction experience while accessing digital content. 

 

From an approach standpoint, one can look at two broad options to enhance digital content:

 

  • eBook applications
  • Multimedia enhancements and

 

eBook Apps: Ebook Apps do not enhance digital content per se.  They provide innovative usage options to readers while they access digital content.  eBook Apps are typically developed for specific platforms, with the typical objective of ensuring access to content across multiple devices.  For instance, Amazon offers a free eBook application that helps a buyer read eBooks across not just their Kindle Fire 8 (KF8) platform, but also across other platforms such as Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows 8.  The application boasts of a feature that uses proprietary technology called ‘Whispersync’.  This feature ensures that users could start reading an eBook in their native KF8 eReader, book mark the point up to which they have read, and restart reading from that point onward in a Windows 8 smart phone.  The eBook app takes care of synchronizing the bookmark across platforms.

 

One can intuitively understand that the eBook apps approach to enhancing digital content presents limitless potential, but is an option that could be cost and effort inhibitive.

 

The other common approach to enhancing digital content, namely, multimedia enhancements, provide a vast scope to engage the user.  In contrast to the eBook apps approach, this approach directly works on the content to deliver an enhanced user experience. 

 

 

For publishers, all efforts to enhance digital content needs to: make the content more interesting, informative, and interactive or a combination of all the three.  The nature of content enhancement is decided by its relevance to the subject matter of the digital content.  In the remainder of this article, let us examine a few options for enhancing digital content.

 

Multimedia (Audio and Video) Content:

 

Audio and video content are the most prominent choices that come to mind when we think of enhancing digital content. Incorporating multimedia content can range from the straightforward to sophisticated, as below:

 

  1. Audio: These are the simplest enhancements that could possibly be added to digital content.  An audio file in one of the compatible formats is incorporated in the content, allowing the user to play/pause/stop as per their preference.
  2. Audio Overlay: A more sophisticated audio enhancement is to use an audio overlay which synchronizes with the text content.  These function like a voice over narration, and can be particularly useful for users who prefer to ‘listen’ to their books on the go.
  3. Video Files: Despite the prevalence of multiple video file formats such as common file MOV, ASF, ASX, AVI, 3GPP, MP4, MPEG, MPG,QT, WMV, a substantial level of standardization has been achieved in incorporating videos with digital content. 
  4. 360º Illustrations: Panoramic images can be created in multiple file formats, namely Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime, etc.  These are an enhanced versions of video files, where users are able to control gain a 360º perspective of an image
  5. Animations: Animations in e-Books are typically two-dimensional, cut-out animations, typically used in children’s e-Books. These can range from simple ones (animations restricted to a single page, simple movements like tilt/rotate along a predefined path), to highly complex ones (animation spread across multiple pages, animation that is synchronized with audio narration, or complex movements).
  6. Location based enhancements: It is now possible to enhance digital publishing by distributing tailored versions of content as it relates to a geographical region.  This presents a unique opportunity for marketers to distribute identical editorial content, but localized advertising as it pertains to the distributed content.

 

Apart from the multimedia enhancement options mentioned above, there is another option to enhance digital content, namely, incorporating application widgets.  Widgets differ from eBook apps in that they are typically embedded in the eBook, and are designed to perform a specific functionality.  For instance, one can incorporate a ‘test your understanding’ widget in an educational e-Book which randomly poses questions to the user at the end of each chapter. 

 

Digital publishing has developed to a stage today that there are a vast array of options to make content more meaningful, and engaging to the end user.  Although the issue of cross platform compatibility is yet to reach desired levels, industry standards such as EPUB3, HTML 5, etc are leading the industry in that direction.

 

What format to choose, Epub3 or HTML 5 based Apps?

What format to choose, Epub3 or HTML 5 based Apps?
 
Please find the below advantages and choose for yourself. 
 
Advantages of Epub 3 
 
Fixed Layout 
 
• HTML5 
• CSS 3 Animations 
• Audio 
• Video 
• Media Overlays 
• SVG 
• MathML 
• Scripting 
• Linking 
• Accessibility 
• Game 
• Animation 
• Interactive animation and sound 
• Local storage 
• Geo-location 
 
Normal Layout 
 
• Read Aloud 
 
Advantages of HTML5 to App Features 
 
• Text synchronized audio 
• Audio & Video 
• Games (Puzzle, Painting, etc…) 
• Bookmarks 
• Recording 
• Interactive animation and sound 
• 3D image 
• Slideshow 
• Embedded website 
• Embedded YouTube 
• Facebook 
• Camera 
• Panorama 
• Local storage 
• Pinch zoom 
 
We at equire can offer these services based on specific clients requirement or as a bundle package since many of our clients want their books to be compatible to different devices like Ipad, KF 8, and Nook. 
 
Our Clients 
 
We currently serve clients like Amazon, Cengage, Santillana, Hachette France, Egmont, Cheneliere education, Smart kids USA, NatGeo, Abc melody France, Gemser Spain, Mobcast and many more top publisher. We help our client in creating and managing content more efficiently and economically. 
 
Please contact us for free demo! 
 
Regards, 
 
Nataraj Sasid 
Equiretechnologies Private limited 
nataraj@equiretech.com

 

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Les six derniers mois a transformé la domaine d’édition et a ouvert une pléthore de possibilités. I Pads font du progres dans domaine d’édition traditionnelle. Les consommateurs sont à l’origine de ce changement. Et de ce que nous observons, cette révolution de la techno-media restera pour toujours. Publishers who adapt and evolve will ride this opportunity and maximize readership! Les éditeurs qui s’adaptent optimisera  cette occasion et de augmentera les lecteurs!

Equiretech is one of the leading pre-publishing services companies in the world, providing end to end content processing services with specific focus to convert legacy content to multiple digital forms. Equiretech est l’une des sociétés d’édition de services pré editorial dans le monde, fournissant toutes des services de traitement avec une attention particulière pour convertir le contenu d’héritage à formes numériques.

We are your “Perfect Digital partner” for all your digital publishing outsourcing needs. Nous sommes votre “partenaire numérique parfaite » qui s’adapte à tous vos besoins d’externalisation de publication numérique. Our innovative, cost-efficient and XML-enabled publishing strategies can help you develop operational strategies to achieve your organization’s objectives. Nos techniques efficaces et la stratégie XML peuvent vous aider à atteindre les objectifs efficace pour votre organisation.

We at Equiretech stand firmly on the business fundamentals of quality, reliability and on-time-delivery. Given an opportunity we would take this to a mutually beneficial relationship. L’equipe de Equiretech vous assure la qualité, la fiabilité et la livraison à l’heure prevu. Si on a la chance pour travaillez ensemble nous vous garantie une bénéficie mutuelle

Would you like to have more details/ information, Please free to contact us.  Si vous Souhaitez avoir plus de informations n’hesitez pas à nous contacter

Fact sheet Fiche d’information

  • Expertise in handling multilingual-French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, English etc., conversion with a dedicated delivery unit. Expertise dans la gestion multilangue, français, allemand, espagnol, néerlandais, suédois, anglais, etc, conversion par une equipe dédiée.
  • Fully extensible and well-tested workflow models and procedures les modèles et procédures bien testé
  • Specialist in XML-based single source publishing enables the presentation of content in various formats Spécialiste d’édition et la présentation du contenu dans des formats différents
  • Domain expertise and experience to handle various eBook conversion formats such as epub, mobi, prc, lrf , azw, dnl etc., expertise dans le domaine et l’expérience pour gérer différents formats de eBook conversion comme epub, mobi, prc, lrf , azw, dnl etc.,Ability to handle multiple input formats
  •  Capacité de gérer les multiples formats d’entrée

 

Exposure to wide variety of eBook readers L’exposition à une grande variété de lecteurs eBook

  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Nook
  • Sony reader
  • Kindle
  • PDA
  • Microsoft Lit

 

Input formats Formats d’entrée

  • QuarkXPress QuarkXPress
  • InDesgin
  • Print DF
  • Scanned PDF
  • MS-Word
  • XML
  • HTML

 

 

Fully Automated Epub 3 ,Fixed Layout , KF8 & HTML 5 Conversion reduces your conversion cost by 65 %.

Let your content be in Print PDF ,Image PDF or in the Source files like Indesign ,Quark etc with the help of our automated tool we will be able to provide you the output in your desired formats like Epub 3 ,Fixed Layout , KF8 , I book Author & HTML 5 with full of interactive futures at the same time reducing your conversion cost by 65 % .

In today’s digital world, the top publishers won’t be offering traditional content products instead they are looking at go digital.  From Kindle , iPad, Sony eBooks are a path to vastly more effective mobile content delivery.   And whether you produce trade and consumer publications, textbooks, novels − as technology rapidly enables more intelligent, interactive content  −new strategies are required to bring products to market faster, more profitably, we at Equire help you to achieve those.

You can do a free demo job with and also get the quote by which you can see an visual advantage of our services.

About Us :

Equiretech is one of the leading providers of content and media technology solutions and services to world’s leading media, publishing and information services companies like Amazon  , Cengage, Santillana, Hachette France, Egmont, cheneliere education Smart kids USA, NatGeo, Abc melody France, Gemser Spain, Mobcast  and many more top publisher. We help our client in creating and managing content more efficiently and economically.

Regards,

Nataraj Sasid

Director -Marketing

EquireTechnologies

Mob 91-9787916916

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iPhone, iPad, and Google Android phones and tablets, to more fully engage and captivate your audience.

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Meet Us at London Book Fair for Live demo on epub3 ,HTML5 & Interactive Apps and get free samples .

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Services we offer

Composition & Editorial Services:

  • Typesetting – Multilingual ( German, French, Italian, Spanish, English, Dutch and Scandinavian )
  • Expertise in InDesign, QuarkXPress, Latex, Framemaker
  • Project Management
  • Copyediting & Proof reading
  • Front- end– XML Workflow print & multiple digital outputs

E Book Services:

  • E pub 2, E pub 3,HTML 5,Fixed layout books and Interactive eBook apps for various devices like Apple, Kindle,Windows and Android devices.
  • Samples

 

Our innovative, cost-efficient and XML-enabled publishing strategies can help you develop operational strategies to achieve your organization’s goal.

For more appointments and more information’s contact nataraj@equiretech.com

E books , HTML 5, I books, ePub 3 , Fixed layout Books ,Interactive Book Apps & Digital Typesetting

Greetings!

I would like to introduce myself as Nataraj Sasid from EquireTechnologies . Equiretech is one of the leading providers of content and media technology solutions and services to world’s leading media, publishing and information services companies likeSmart kids USA,Cengage,NatGeo,Abc melody France,Gemser Spain,Santillana,Mobcast,Hachette France, Egmont and many more top publisher. We help our client in creating and managing content more efficiently and economically.

If given an opportunity we would like to be your outsourcing partner for the below services whereby we can help to reduce the production cost and faster time-to-market with good quality.

Equiretech’s expertise include in Media solutions- e-learning digital talking books| Conversion- XML, HTML, NIMAS| Accessible PDF|Composition and Editorial services| EBooks for various devices like iPad, Kindle, Sony, iPhone etc.,

Composition & Editorial Services:

  • Typesetting – Multilingual ( German, French, Italian, Spanish, English, Dutch and Scandinavian )
  • Expertise in InDesign, QuarkXPress, Latex, Framemaker
  • Project Management
  • Copyediting & Proof reading
  • Front- end– XML Workflow print & multiple digital outputs

Artwork and Graphic Design:

  • Expertise in graphic design software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, MacroMedia, Corel Draw, Aldus Freehand, Mathematica.
  • Graphic Reproduction, High end color scanning
  • Image retouching and manipulation, Relabeling and redrawing
  • Digital proofing, Art Rendering
  • Technical and medical drawing
  • Animation Graphics

 

Our innovative, cost-efficient and XML-enabled publishing strategies can help you develop operational strategies to achieve your organization’s goal.

Please feel free to send us a sample to check our quality and pricing to nataraj@equiretech.com.

Regards,

Nataraj Sasid

Head – Business Development

EquireTechnologies

Mob 91-9787916916