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A CASE STUDY

CREATIVE REALITIES GOES FLASH TO HTML5

Creative Realities Inc, a digital signage company, came to Chetu with a Articulate Storyline project. We transformed a preexisting app from Flash to HTML5 in just two months.

Parameters: Creative Realities Call for Creative Measures

Chetu’s ability to act quickly on client needs attracts technology-oriented companies confronted with tight deadlines on projects of their own. Creative Realties Inc (CRI), a digital signage and content management connoisseur, takes a humanistic approach to technical design and app development. Their one-stop-shop business proposition has piqued the interest of high-profile clients seeking connected showrooms and immersive courses. Creative Realities develops and maintains complex content across a multi-channel devices, locations, and end points.

One of their projects required them to convert existing storytelling content from Flash to HTML5 using a content authoring tool called Articulate 360. In order to keep pace with an influx of new projects, their team needed a quick and reliable resource to scale up their development output and be able to leverage Articulate Storyline 360.

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Journey: From Archaic to Cutting Edge

After recognizing they could not complete the job entirely in-house, the CRI team recruited Chetu to transition the content from Flash to HTML5. The project was extremely ambitious from the beginning, over 800 hours of work in just two months. CRI depended on Chetu learn the ins and outs of Articulate 360, turning around to apply those skills immediately.

We needed to extract images, sounds, and text from existing source files and convert that content into Articulate storyline. First, we compartmentalized the requirements and engineered an accelerated project plan.

FLASH TO
HTML5

Transitioning from outdated Flash to the newest version of HTML.

HOURS

An entire team assembled to address the compressed timeline.

MONTHS

CRI's client needed the project complete 2 months time.

The development team we assembled for CRI combed through the preexisting Flash files, analyzing them and comparing the files to the notes provided by CRI. After completing the analysis, we began extracting the images and other assets from the respective FLA files and start the development phase by using the Articulate Storyline 360 software. Next, we started modernizing the bones of the project – the content. The content came in many different forms (content slides, questions sides, graphical slides, etc).

There was two sides to this project – the content and the graphics. Rewriting the RAW Flash file to HTML was something we could do in Articulate Storyline 360, but the graphics required the use of Photoshop. All tasks were categorized by training modules and the training modules were divided into Commercial and Basic.

  • Analyze and review course lessons in Flash
  • Extract images, audio, and text from Flash, creating a base template size and synchronizing all relevant content.
  • Convert course into HTML5 using Articulate Storyline

In the end, all HTML content was uploaded to the client’s LMS for testing.

Compressed Timelines Conquered

End Results: Compressed Timelines Conquered

Despite the compressed timelines, Creative Realities received the final source code to meet their client deadlines, on schedule. Both teams learned considerably more about Articulate Storyline, and parted ways with the door still open for later engagement.

The Flash was converted to HTML5, giving the platform a more sustainable future in a highly fluid, web-based landscape. The compatibility issues that have transitioned Flash from a powerhouse to an archaism will no longer impact CRI’s client. With HTML5, the client’s online learning content is supported by all browsers natively and requires less processing power.

Creative Realities was presented with a project their free-lanced developers could not complete on their own. They needed a team of developers they could assemble quickly. The project was ambitious and grueling.

Chetu completed the project requirements using Articulate Storyline, filling CRI’s bandwidth deficit and engineering a brighter digital horizon for all parties involved.

IT'S NICE TO KNOW THERE IS A POOL OF RESOURCES OUT THERE THAT WE CAN RAMP UP AND BRING ABOARD IMMEDIATELY.

Cory Richert, UI/UX Designer at CRI

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Creative Realities is an end-to-end digital integrator who can design, develop, deploy, install and maintain digital signage experiences, with scale. Visit cri.com to see their work and learn more.

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