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Adobe AIR 2.5 Supports ‘Smartphones, Tablets, TVs and Desktops,’ Packager for iPhone Announced

At MAX 2010 conference, Adobe released AIR 2.5, Adobe’s desktop runtime for HTML, Ajax, Flex, and (of course) Flash. AIR 2.5 aims to help developers build solutions for a wide range of devices — though not for iOS, as Flash isn’t supported by Apple.

AIR 2.5 device support include: smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry Tablet OS, Android and iOS; Windows, OS X and Linux on desktop and TVs, with Samsung the first to jump on-board the AIR bandwagon with its Smart TVs due in 2011. With support for hardware features, such as accelerometers, GPS, cameras, microphones, and multi-touch, and hardware acceleration (currently only available for Windows) to make sure that experience is still smooth, AIR could make quite a convincing write-it-once, get-it-out-on-everything platform.

AIR 2.5 mobile device profile, added many new features include access to device camera for still image capture, video capture, microphone, and StageWebView. These features are added to geolocation, accelerometer, multitouch, and gestures APIs that we enabled in the Packager for iPhone (which’s really AIR 2 for iOS). With these features, developers can use AIR to unlock the full potential of mobile devices.

Download: AIR Runtime | SDK


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