Adobe AIR 1.5.2 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Adobe AIR 1.5.2 is now available for download. Adobe AIR 1.5.2 is a minor update that includes bug fixes related to reliability, compatibility and security. For additional details on changes from the previous release (AIR 1.5.1) including bug fixes, API changes and known issues, please see the Adobe AIR 1.5.2 developer release notes.

In addition, I encourage developers building AIR applications to read the article "Overview of the Flash Player 10.0.32 Security Update" on the Adobe Developer Connection website. This article describes some of the security-related enhancements related to both Flash Player 10.0.32 (also just released) and Adobe AIR 1.5.2.

What are we up to next? We are continuing to work hard on the next major release of Adobe AIR and we’re looking forward to sharing more details including teaser demos soon. If you have feedback on AIR 1.5.2 or in general, please let us know by dropping us a note directly using our feedback form or on the Adobe AIR discussion forum. We greatly appreciate hearing feedback from the community!

Are you getMicrophone()ing?

getmicrophone_logoThis is long, long overdue but the venerable Chuck Freedman has started a site called getMicrophone() for all things related to Flash and the microphone as an input device. This goes really nicely with Chuck’s work at Ribbit and I think it comes at a time when the Microphone is going to become more important to Flash developers. For one, it’s another area that the Flash Player leads Silverlight. Also, as Adobe pushes for more support for gaming as well as tools like Adobe Flash Collaboration Service, the microphone is as important as the mic and the keyboard. Not to mention other things that may be coming down the pipeline.

So if you haven’t seen it, it’s worth checking out. And make sure to bug Chuck to update it some more. Or even better, offer to contribute some tips and tricks!