Where has the year gone? We had an incredibly busy summer and now, with the days shortening here in California and the season about to end, Flash Player and AIR 19 have been released!
Our focus remains strong and our dedication to our customers is absolute. We’re committed to the security of the internet and those that use our runtimes. We’re also prioritizing the needs of our development community and providing the features and support you need to be successful.
I hope to see some of you at MAX this year. If you’re planning on attending, please let me know if you’d like to sync up!
For more details on today’s release, please visit our Flash Player or AIR announcement pages, or just head on over to our release notes for the full details. The feature highlights can be found below.
- iOS Concurrency
Our popular desktop and Android feature, AIR Workers, is now making its debut on iOS! We have added support on iOS devices so that you will be able to execute code in the background without interrupting your application’s main code. Your UI will remain responsive, enhancing the user experience!
- New insertAt() and removeAt() Vector and Array APIs
With Flash Player and AIR 19, we have introduced two new APIs for element insertion or removal in Vector and Arrays. They are implemented to perform better than existing splice method when used for single element.
- Improved Stage3D Error Messages
We’ve added new Stage3D error codes to provide developers with additional debugging and error information. We have also updated the AS3 documentation for various Stage3D APIs to provide more information about the reasons for the errors thrown.
- Added ability to disable browser zoom factor scaling via HTML
In Flash Player 15, we added code to improve the resolution of Stage3D content when the browser’s zoom factor (BZF) was changed. This was extended to the PPAPI and Windows XP/Vista/7 Active X control in Flash Player 18. In Flash Player 19, we’re providing the developer the ability to enabled or disabled this functionality.
BZF is turned on by default but can now be turn on/off by setting a new attribute “browserzoom” to either “scale” or “noscale” in HTML EMBEDSWF and OBJECT tags.
- iOS 9 Compatibility
We’ve run through a full certification pass and verified that AIR applications work on last week’s iOS9 release. Look for new iOS 9 specific features in upcoming releases!