Author Archive: Michael Chou

Available Now: Developer Prerelease of AIR for Android

We are pleased today to announce the public availability of the Adobe AIR for Android Developer Prerelease program. Any designer or developer interested in building Android applications using the Flash Platform is welcome to join this program to get access to our beta SDK. Whether you are already an experienced Flash developer or just interested in learning Flash, we encourage you to join our prerelease program to get started on building Android applications today using AIR.

You will gain immediate access to our beta AIR Android SDK

By joining the prerelease program, developers will also have access to a new extension to
Flash Professional CS5 that publishes directly to Android devices. The extension adds a new AIR for Android publish setting that works in the shipping and 30-day trial versions of Flash Professional CS5.

At Google I/O today, we are also showing several AIR applications running on Android smartphones. These applications were built by members of a small private prerelease program we have been running for the past month. Their experience has been very positive and they have already created some great applications with our early builds.

A selection of AIR applications shown at Google I/O

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Qrossfire – Bowler Hat Games
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Google I/O Scheduler-Veronique Brossier
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Fruit Smash – Electrotank
Trackometer – Spin Technologies

We continue to make great progress towards releasing AIR for Android in the second half of this year. We look forward to working with Google and other Open Screen Project partners to bring innovative applications created with AIR to multiple platforms and devices.

Thanks,
Michael Chou
Product Manager, Adobe AIR for Android

Preview of AIR on Android

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Alchemist, by InRuntime Ltd.

As thousands of mobile companies and developers converge on Barcelona for this year’s Mobile World Congress, the AIR team is delighted to announce a preview of Adobe AIR on Android. We are excited to publicly show a sample of AIR applications running on an Android phone.

Using Adobe AIR, developers and designers will be able to build standalone applications to target devices running the Android operating system. These very same applications can also be deployed as desktop AIR applications on Windows, Mac, Linux, and also as applications on the iPhone using the Packager for iPhone .

If you are in Barcelona, come by our booth to check out the exciting apps that we have running on an Android device. For the rest of you, we have some video demos of AIR on Android @ http://www.adobe.com/go/airmobile

Developers using AIR on Android will be able to leverage mobile-specific features–such as multi-touch, gestures, accelerometer, GPS, and screen orientation–to deliver richer and more immersive user experiences across multiple operating systems.

Prior to the availability of AIR on Android, developers will be able to create mobile applications targeting the iPhone using the Packager for iPhone solution that we announced at Adobe MAX 2009. They share the same APIs to make the applications portable. We’ve worked with several developers on the applications below to get them running on AIR Android. Most of these applications are currently available in the Apple App Store today!

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Alchemist by InRuntime Ltd.
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FickleBlox by BlueskyNorth Ltd.
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redhood_320x215.pngRed Hood by DifferenceGames southpark_320x215.pngSouth Park Avatar Creator by MTV Networks
maverie_320x215.pngMaverie by DifferenceGames su_320x215.pngSu by Theodore Patrick

AIR on Android will be available in the second half of 2010. Please check back for additional announcements this year. Our team is tremendously excited about helping Flash and AIR developers bring innovative applications to mobile devices using our tools and frameworks.