Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Adobe AIR for Android goes live, simplifies porting iOS apps

updated 05:45 pm EDT, Fri October 8, 2010

Adobe AIR for Android now ready

Adobe today fulfilled the second half of its mobile Flash strategy by launching AIR for Android. Like on the desktop, the implementation allows Flash apps outside of the browser that can behave more like native code. The feature needs Android 2.2, as with Flash 10.1 itself, and has a download independent of the apps themselves.

The software is a potential advantage for Google's attempts to drive Android development as it gives developers an easier approach to porting apps written for iOS, other smartphones and desktops. Adobe's Flash CS5 supports creating apps out of Flash for different platforms, but most create fully native code and often need optimizations. AIR could sometimes let an app work as-is if it doesn't need substantial integration with the particular OS.

Apple so far hasn't addressed reasons for disallowing AIR specifically but is likely to continue declining it for the same concerns of performance and stability as before. Company chief Steve Jobs has also expressed a concern about a lowest common denominator effect where developers don't properly use native iOS features and aim only for what will work with every device.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. serkol

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2010

    +1

    Interpreted code

    "Apple so far hasn't addressed reasons for disallowing AIR specifically..."

    They did many times. They do not allow apps that execute interpreted code, like Air and Flash do.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite gaming keyboard

The market for gaming keyboards is getting crowded, starting off with some fairly simple keyboards and diverging into the land of modu ...

GX Gaming DeathTaker mouse

Gaming is a serious endeavor for many people, driving them to look for the best performance in their system and interface devices. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News