Category Archives: AIR

Upcoming user group sessions at Skills Matter

Following on from the inagural meeting of the Adobe RIA usergroup at Skills Matter in London last month, details of the next two sessions have been published. The first is an Introduction to BlazeDS and LCDS, taking place next Wednesday … Continue reading

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Video interview with founder of TweetDeck

Just over a week ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with Iain Dodsworth, founder of TweetDeck – one of the most-downloaded applications that have been built using Adobe AIR. In this video Iain talks about how and why … Continue reading

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AIR 1.5.2 offers improved application install process

Last week we released an updated version of the AIR runtime, version 1.5.2, which includes bug fixes related to reliability, compatibility and security – the details of which can be found on the Adobe AIR team blog and in the … Continue reading

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Today: AgencyNet online session about developing multi-screen Flash apps

AgencyNet are the digital agency behind the impressive multi-screen ‘Fanbase‘ application, which was developed for Atlantic Records. The team used Adobe AIR and the Flash Lite Distributable player to bring the application to consumers, accessible as both a desktop application … Continue reading

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The Flash Platform in numbers

We announced some pretty significant new numbers in relation to adoption of the Flash Platform today – the full press release can be found on our website, but here are the all important stats: 55% of computers already have Flash … Continue reading

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*chirp – someone should have told them there's a cross-OS way to build desktop apps

Today saw the release of a new desktop Twitter client – *chirp. It’s not like we needed another desktop client for Twitter, what with TweetDeck, DestroyTwitter, Spaz, Twhirl and others already available, but the unique feature of this new application … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes of Fiat's EcoDrive Adobe AIR application

Last year I posted an entry about the launch of Fiat EcoDrive, an AIR application that can help drivers adjust their driving style so as to improve fuel efficiency, reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions and save money on fuel. As a … Continue reading

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Determining when you should (and shouldn't) use AIR

Whilst AIR makes it really easy for web developers to build and deploy cross OS desktop applications, it’s important to consider whether a desktop application is the most appropriate way for your target audience to access your RIA. It often … Continue reading

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Evolution of the BBC iPlayer

For anyone involved or interested in distribution of media content over the Internet, understanding how the BBC’s iPlayer service has evolved, why certain decisions were made and what future directions are being explored makes for fascinating reading. The European Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Digitally signing an Adobe AIR application – excerpt from Essential Guide to Flash CS4 AIR Development

The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 AIR Development, written by Marco Casario, was published today – Marco was kind enough to ask me to contribute a chapter and write the foreword for the book, so I thought I’d publish an … Continue reading

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