Archive for April, 2009

Check out Facebook Desktop for Adobe AIR

Justin Bishop, an engineer at Facebook, announced on the official Facebook blog that a new Adobe AIR powered desktop application is available called Facebook Desktop for Adobe AIR. Though there have been many Adobe AIR applications that hook into Facebook, we’re really excited to see the release of an application from Facebook to showcase their new Facebook Open Stream API technology. Check out the blog post for additional details!


Download the latest TweetDeck: Memory Leak Fixes & Facebook Integration


The TweetDeck team recently launched version 0.25 of their popular desktop Twitter client powered by Adobe AIR. The latest version includes several impressive new features including Facebook integration, the ability to record video clips within TweetDeck using 12seconds and memory leak fixes. We had the pleasure to work closely with the TweetDeck team to help investigate a memory leak that was impacting quite a few users.

The TweetDeck team discusses new features on their blog and mentions the collaboration:

We’ve been listening and working hard, together with Adobe, making improvements to TweetDeck to fix the memory leak. Today we’re delighted to be able to tell you that the memory leak has been plugged and now the latest version of TweetDeck will peak at a certain level and won’t go any higher. So you can leave your TweetDeck running all day, all night, or forever if you really want to.

We often receive questions around memory and we are working on putting together some best practices for developers. If you have tips you would like to share, please feel free to post a comment or send us your bugs directly (simple test cases are much appreciated). If you are building your application using Flex Builder, the profiler can be extremely helpful in tracking down memory issues in your application (see profiler documentation).

Also, be sure to check out the Performance-tuning Adobe AIR Applications article on the Adobe Developer Connection.

Again, congratulations to the TweetDeck team on the release!