There is a big ol’ Adobe AIR update in the market and it brings the app some much needed tablet support, but also improves overall performance and GPU-based rendering. Sweet, right? The sad thing is, we’re still trying to see where AIR fits into our everyday lives. After being introduced a few months back, I can’t say that I’ve actually used an AIR app since…but maybe that’s just a “me” problem.
Oh, and where is the Flash 10.2 download! Let’s do this Adobe!
First it was Flash 10.1 and now it’s Adobe AIR. Both apps are “Gingerbread-ready” after updating today and we’re super excited. This is another step towards seeing Android 2.3 on its first device, which we can all assume will be the Nexus One. When that day comes, be sure to keep your page locked onto Android Life for full Gingerbread coverage.
Adobe AIR launched on Android last week, but most users were a little confused as to what apps would work with it. Well peeps, the crew at AppBrain has taken care of you once again and provided you with a category that lists out the most popular apps currently requiring AIR to run. Thank you, thank you.
With the launching of Adobe AIR late last night, most people are wondering what the heck they can do with it now and have no idea what kinds of apps are available. One of AppBrain‘s users has put together a nice list of AIR apps, but that’s definitely not all of them. As we mentioned earlier this morning, simply do a search for “adobe air” in the Market and you’ll get at least 50 apps to check out. Most of them are super new and not as polished as you’d like, but it’ll at least give you a chance to mess around with what AIR has to offer.
And the app above called Darcel vs. Pigeons! is pretty damn addicting. Download it here.
What else have you guys found? Drop it below in the comments.
Adobe AIR is now available on the Android Market and I highly suggest that you go download and install it immediately. Why? Because in order to run any AIR apps that come out in the near future, you will need to have it installed on your phone. AIR was created as a tool to allow developers to make apps that would be easily transferable to other platforms, but the AIR app itself is also needed in order for you to run those same apps. (Read more on AIR here.)
In the description from the market, Adobe is directing you to http://get.adobe.com/air which doesn’t get you much at this time. If you want some AIR apps right now, then after you do a search for “Adobe AIR” in the market, check out all of the apps that show up below it. And if you were wondering, AIR apps in general will be available in the market and install just like any other app would.
We just received word from Adobe that the first official release of Adobe AIR for Android will land on the market October 8th!
Not familiar with AIR? I’ll do my best to explain it in simple terms, but you can find a full breakdown of it at this post. AIR for Android provides developers with the opportunity and tools to create great apps that work outside of a browser and on multiple platforms. So apps made in AIR can essentially run on a PC, Android device, i*hone, etc. without much tweaking in between. Basically, it’s what we would call, “amazing.”
When we were invited down to San Fran for the Android summit back in August, we got a first look at some pretty fun AIR apps, so trust me when I say that this will be a date to mark on your calendar. In fact, in the “Droid Does Flash” webcast the other day, Adobe evangelist Ryan Stewart pulled up an AIR app which appeared to be the greatest beer tasting/traveling companion you’ll find. And Ryan, if you are reading this, we still want a copy of it!
Thoughts? Confused at what AIR is? Excited for AIR?
How can you not love Adobe? In the upcoming release of Adobe AIR 2.5 for Android, a new P2P video chatting app will be featured, snarkily named FlashTime. Get it? (Poor Apple.) They haven’t released source or a working beta yet, but from the sounds of it, this thing is close to being ready.
In this new build they have included both camera and microphone features which makes the official release of AIR that much more interesting. Check out the video action below…