Adobe AIR 220.127.116.116 / 18.104.22.168 Beta
A cross-operating system runtime to create rich experiences – from console quality games and interactive content to full HD premium video
Adobe has promoted its product as a browser-less runtime, avoiding to catalog it as an application framework. This is a valid statement if we take into consideration the fact that Adobe Air requires access to local storage, while a browser based runtime would be limited with regard to the locations it may access or store in.
Another advantage is that applications packaged with Adobe Air sport very modern and tasteful appearances, to the delight of the audience. Graphics can be enhanced with the aid of the GPU rendering technology, which pays outstanding results in game development or applications containing HD videos.
Adobe AIR is able to deliver state-of-the art animations via the high-resolution bitmap support and caching, while the 2D/3D GPU accelerated graphics produce the most advanced rendering level on the market.
The content stored inside AIR packages is fully protected using the Adobe Access technology, which is an approved DRM protection algorithm that works for a variety of business models, including electronic sell-through, subscription-based platforms, video on demand, etc.
The performance of the code is optimized via LZMA and text compression, while developers are provided with the possibility to call into the code using Adobe Air extensions.
In conclusion, Adobe AIR is a highly reliable runtime that can be used to install applications developed with Adobe Air SDK. It manages to deliver a more streamlined, compact and complication free deployment procedure.
Reviewed by Andreea Matei, last updated on November 19th, 2014
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What's New in version 22.214.171.1246
- NEW FEATURES:
- Stage3D “Standard” profile support for iOS and Android:
- In the Flash Runtime 14 release we introduced the Stage3D “Standard” profile which provided many advanced 3D features. At that time, the “Standard” profile was only available on desktop platforms. In the AIR 15 release we are extending this coverage to mobile platforms. If a device supports OpenGL ES3, it can successfully request the “Standard” profile and use the same advanced features as the desktop platform.
Application descriptionThe Adobe AIR runtime enables developers to use proven web technologies in order to create rich Internet applications ...