Category Archives: Adobe AIR

Extending AIR for Android

*** The following is totally unsupported by Adobe *** *** UPDATE: Adobe has officially added native extensions to AIR. I highly recommend you use that approach instead of mine. *** Adobe AIR provides a consistent platform for desktop and mobile apps. While consistency is very important there are times when developers need to extend beyond [...]

Also posted in Android, Flex, Mobile | 138 Responses

P2P in Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet Flex Apps

Using the open source Flex SDK, developers can easily build desktop, mobile, and tablet applications that use Peer to Peer (P2P) communication. I’ve created a video that walks through demos and code illustrating how to use the P2P APIs in Adobe AIR applications. Check it out: Grab the code for the demos in the video [...]

Also posted in Flex, Mobile | Tagged | 23 Responses

Install Adobe AIR on 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10

Right now Adobe AIR is only officially available for 32-bit Linux. But it does work on 64-bit Linux with the 32-bit compatibility libraries. There are several ways to install Adobe AIR on Linux. My preferred way on Ubuntu is to use the .deb package. However the .deb package distributed by Adobe can only be installed [...]

Also posted in Linux | 132 Responses

Video: Introduction to the New Adobe AIR Launchpad

I just created a video that walks through the new Adobe AIR Launchpad. The AIR Launchpad is the easiest way to get started building desktop apps with Adobe AIR and Flex. Check it out:

Also posted in Flex | 4 Responses

Building Client / Cloud Apps with Flash Builder for Force.com

I have a theory. The majority of people who use enterprise software today use old school Client / Server apps. We’ve been trying to move these apps to the web for more than ten years. The ease of deployment of web apps is a clear motivator. Yet the client capabilities of the plain old web [...]

Also posted in Cloud, Flex, Mobile, Salesforce.com | 20 Responses

Tour de Flex 2.0 – Nearly 500 Flex Examples!

Adobe has just launched the new AIR 2 based Tour de Flex version 2.0 which now contains almost 500 Flex examples! The new version has new AIR 2 examples (only available in the AIR version of Tour de Flex) including: File Promises Mass Storage Detection Native Process Open with default app Socket Server Also there [...]

Also posted in Flash Player, Flex | 9 Responses

Flex on Android in Flash Player and AIR

This week at the Google I/O conference Adobe announced that a Flash Player 10.1 beta and an Adobe AIR prerelease are now available for Android devices. This is really exciting news for those of us building apps on the Flash Platform because now we can begin building apps in Flex for these mobile devices (and [...]

Also posted in Flash Player, Flex, Mobile | 29 Responses

Video: Build your First Desktop Application with Flash Builder

In this video I walk through the basics of building Adobe AIR desktop applications in Flash Builder 4 using the Flex 4 SDK. Let me know what you think.

Also posted in Flex | 27 Responses

Time to Update to Flex SDK 3.5a

If you are using a Flex SDK before 3.5a then it’s probably time to update. Flex SDKs before 3.4 have a security vulnerability. I believe the problem is actually in the HTML template, so when you update make sure that you also update the HTML templates that you are using. The Flex SDK 3.4 had [...]

Also posted in BlazeDS, Flex | 10 Responses


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