September 08, 2010

What’s “Adobe Player for Embedding” & why would I care?

You might have seen this name pop up recently among CS5 updates. “APE” is essentially WebKit (the open-source, HTML-rendering engine behind Safari and Chrome) plus Flash Player.  Or, put another way, it’s Adobe AIR (which is WebKit + Flash) with modifications to support Suite extensibility (e.g. things like Configurator).  In any case, you’ll want to download the recent update (if you haven’t already) as it addresses bugs & security issues.

Posted by John Nack at 9:27 PM on September 08, 2010


  • Ethan — 6:36 AM on September 09, 2010

    AIR also has PDF tech builtin as well. Just to be annoyingly specific.

  • Peter Davis — 7:31 AM on September 09, 2010

    Not to be confused with APPE … the Adobe PDF Print Engine (for us dinosaurs still in the print world.)

  • dave — 8:24 AM on September 09, 2010

    APE = Ajax Push Engine, sorry.

  • Ken — 11:13 AM on September 09, 2010


    Numb nuts here, Doe that mean my web site (flash) can be seen on IPAD?? or watch videos that have flash videos on IPAD or IPHONE 4.0??

    Ken in KY

  • bakedbeing — 4:13 PM on September 09, 2010

    APE = Another Physics Engine (sorta irrelevant thanks to solid Box2D ports)

  • Allen — 9:27 AM on September 10, 2010

    APE = Monkey’s Audio lossless compressor.

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