Adobe AIR 2.5 launches for PC, Phone, Tablet, TV

Apple might have ditched Adobe Flash, AIR but this brand is out to prove its worth.

Adobewill eventually become a significant player in the app space, thanks to its today’s upgrade, Once written /Adobe AIR apps will now Work on PC (windows, mac, linux), Mobiles (android), Tablets (android, RIM PlayBook) and TVs (sony, samsung, logitech) too.

Air 2.5 has built-in support for accelerometers, multi-touch gestures, cameras, microphones, GPS data and hardware acceleration. This is first time ever that a proprietary platform has been ported to so many form-factors. Not just that, Adobe is taking app business so seriously that it doesn’t mind helping developers bring their Air 2.5 apps to market by partnering with the stores themselves. The existing  Adobe InMarket won’t help the company much, so they are happily looking at Intel AppUp store, RIM and Samsung.
Adobe will target all the new devices like Samsung’s TVs and RIM’s PlayBook Tablet, for  productivity, games, fun apps.

Adobe Air 2.5 SDK available today.

From the Press Release:

For more information about Adobe InMarket visit www.adobe.com/go/inmarket.

“With the release of AIR 2.5 more than three million Flash developers can now build a single game or application and easily deploy it across multiple application stores and devices,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Creative and Interactive Solutions Business at Adobe. “This is a huge step forward for developers looking to build rich, engaging applications but have historically had to incur the cost of building and deploying this content across multiple devices and platforms.” AIR 2.5 enables rich application experiences through a series of new features, including support for accelerometer, camera, video, microphone, multi-touch and gestures. Support for Geo Location allows developers to create location-based applications and services. AIR 2.5 is also able to display native browser controls within the application allowing for the integration of HTML and .SWF content. With SQLite support developers can easily store and cache databases inside an AIR application. In addition, hardware acceleration for Adobe AIR is enabled across all major silicon partners including Broadcom, Intel, nVidia, ST Micro, Trident, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and others.

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