Adobe to Release Air 2.5 for TVs, Mobile, Everything but Apple iOS

Adobe is set to role out Air 2.5 today, and it is making a big play to make its cross-platform development environment live on just about any device. As long as it isn’t an Apple iOS device. The idea behind Adobe Air is that it is an environment that allows Apps to be written once and then used across many platforms. In today’s announcement Adobe will be talking Android quite a bit including Google TV. Look for mentions of Samsung and RIM when it comes to their Tablets and handhelds, and in Samsung’s case TVs also.

Intriguingly Engadget is reporting that Adobe says that RIM’s Playbook UI is built entirely with Air.

Adobe will also be launching InMarket, it’s approach to help developers sell Apps. The idea here is that for a 30% cut of the action, InMarket will work with existing or new App Stores (except Apple). Supposedly it’s free entry to this for developers if you sign up today.

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2 Comments

  1. Matthew Fabb

    10/25/2010 at 12:49 pm

    Adobe AIR as a separate runtime cannot be installed on iOS devices, but Adobe allows you to use their iOS Packager to create native iOS apps. Apple was initially blocking 3rd party development tools earlier this year, but has since changed their SDK rules and now there are many AIR apps in the iTunes store.

    Check out the following ReadWriteWeb article which contains a list of AIR apps on the iTunes AppStore:
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/adobe_air_coming_to_tv.php

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