OSID Generator Application Updated

Developers that apply to distribute the Adobe AIR runtime are provided access to a tool, the Operating System Identifier (OSID) Generator application, that can be used to identify a platform-specific identifier for an installed AIR application. By obtaining these OS specific IDs, developers can detect and launch an installed AIR application.

A few developers reported that they were experiencing issues using this tool with their AIR 2 applications. In response, we recently made available an updated version of the OSID Generator application that addresses the issue.

Please see the mini-FAQ below for additional information on this update.

Q: Where do I find the updated OSID Generator application that is compatible with AIR 2?

A: If you were approved to distribute the AIR runtime for AIR 2 or earlier versions, you were sent an email that included a link to instructions for how to download the OSID Generator application. Please refer to this email to locate this link.

Q: Where can I find additional information on distributing the AIR runtime so that I can have access to the OSID tool? Where can I apply?

A: To request a distribution agreement for the AIR runtime, please see visit the request page. Once approved, you will be sent a link that includes instructions for how to download the OSID tool.

Q: Though I successfully applied and was approved to redistribute the runtime, I can no longer find the link to the page that allows me to download the OSID application. What should I do?

A: Please reapply to distribute the AIR runtime. Once approved, you will be sent a link that includes instructions for how to download the OSID tool.

Q: Where can I find instructions on how to use the OSID Generator application?

A: Once your distribution request is approved, you receive a link to a page that includes a link to documentation for the OSID Generation Application. Once the link is loaded in your browser, click on the "Download documentation" link in the "Adobe AIR Runtime Installer files" section. Once the "Adobe AIR Runtime Redistribution Instructions" instructions page is loaded, read the section titled "Using the OSID Generator application."

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