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New Melrose service helps you monetize Adobe® AIR® apps

As of August 24, Adobe’s newest service for AIR application developers (codenamed Melrose) is available as a public beta. Go to http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/melrose/ to download the Melrose SDK and access the Melrose Portal to distribute your applications.
 
What (you may ask) is Melrose? In short, Melrose is a monetization service for developers and distributors of AIR applications. Using Adobe® Flex® Builder™ 3, Adobe® Flash Builder™ 4, or Adobe® Flash® Professional CS5, you can add try and buy functionality to your apps. You can then use Melrose to distribute your apps to multiple online stores. The Intel AppUp Center and the Adobe AIR Marketplace are the first two storefronts available in Melrose.
 
Melrose is a new addition to the Adobe® Flash® Platform Services, which together enable developers to add social and collaborative capabilities to applications, then distribute, track, and monetize them. See http://www.adobe.com/flashplatform/services/ for information.
 
Melrose helps AIR app developers with the following tasks:
 
Try and buy
When you are developing an AIR application, you embed the licensing SWC in your application, then enter code to specify the price and trial periods online. You can also add try and buy functionality to existing applications.
 
Monetize
When customers purchase your applications, the Melrose service keeps track of the income from each of your applications. You are paid at regular intervals, typically once a month.
 
View analytics
Reports are available online via the Melrose Portal. In this initial release you can view information regarding revenue, active trials, expired trials and downloads. These reports collect data from everywhere you distribute your application with Melrose–not just from apps that are downloaded from the Adobe AIR Marketplace.
 
Sound interesting? Go to http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/melrose/ to learn more and try it out for yourself.

Introducing the ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform

We’ve just released a beta version of something that we’re all very excited about – the ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform. What’s the big deal? It’s all the APIs and core AS3 language stuff in one place. Today, tomorrow, forever. One URL to bookmark. One destination for Flash Player, AIR, ColdFusion, LiveCycle, Flash Professional, and Flex APIs. In addition to that, the content is filterable. You select the APIs you want to see in the reference. You can select APIs by runtime, by product, and by versions.

This is our first beta so we’d appreciate your feedback, particularly in these areas:

  • What do you think of the new structure of the reference? Please compare the experience of accessing all of the products and runtimes in one spot against the experience of using the separate product-specific language references we have published to date.
  • Is the content filtering feature useful? Content filtering lets you see only the products, runtimes, and versions you are interested in.

You can send us your feedback by using the feedback link in the version pod (top right popup in the reference).

Thanks

The Adobe Flash Platform Documentation teams