Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 133 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    332,384
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    217
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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As Adobe has focused on Flash Player development in the aftermath of the rise of HTML5, it hasn't ignored its other content-delivery system: Adobe AIR. AIR 3 brings some hefty speed improvements to the system, thanks to a little something new called Stage3D.

In case you're new to AIR, which stands for Adobe Integrated Runtime, it's a platform that runs applications across multiple systems without coding in more than one language. It's powerful and respected for giving people the same end-user experience, whether on Windows, Mac, or Linux. One very well-known AIR app is TweetDeck. If you try to install an AIR app without having previously installed AIR, you'll be automatically prompted to download it.

Stage3D brings combined hardware-accelerated 2D and 3D graphics rendering that's up to 1,000 times faster than previous versions of AIR. Although it's only for desktops at the time of writing, Adobe promises that it will soon take Stage3D to its mobile apps. The advancements offered by Stage3D should bring far more complex graphics development for the player, and allow some developers to use it as a viable alternative for their projects, especially for cross-platform efforts. It includes more support for Android devices including software licensing and hardware, captive runtime support for developers to bundle AIR along with their programs (removing the requirement to separately install AIR), and native extensions for enhancing AIR's capabilities.

AIR has allowed developers to make hybrid applications, or desktop tools that can integrate with various Web services, while still allowing some offline functionality that Web browsers don't yet have. This includes things like taskbar and dock notifications. With these latest updates, Adobe is really improving AIR as an alternative development environment and maintaining its relevance on the Web.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 133 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 31
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 23
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Results 1–7 of 7

5 stars

"excellent piece of software needed"

January 12, 2012  |  By darrelj

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 3.1

Pros

all good works as it should

Cons

nil, nothing so far

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4 stars

"It easier when you keep them updated"

November 28, 2011  |  By LauraLou51

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 3.1

Pros

thanks to adobe software I am able to upload my vids

Cons

It can sometimes take longer when you are a rookie like me

Summary

Adobe has worked to keep their products working together

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2 stars

"I just do not use it much."

November 27, 2011  |  By kenneth_the_dark

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 3.1

Pros

I just do not use it much.

Cons

I just do not use it much.

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4 stars

"Does the job"

November 25, 2011  |  By jerryk6960

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 3.1

Pros

dunno ok iguess

Cons

dunno not ok i guess

Summary

Great for the price

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5 stars

"I love Adobe!!!"

November 20, 2011  |  By t1violet

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 3.1

Pros

it's a program that I am used to.

Cons

None that I know of.

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3 stars

"I guess it's good."

November 16, 2011  |  By Delliana

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 3.1

Pros

I am told that it is needed-can't tell if it is great though.

Cons

Wish it would be obvious that things run better with it.

Summary

This is a needed thing I guess for running videos, so what else can I say?

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3 stars

"Great! (I guess...)"

November 14, 2011  |  By Bobs415

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 3.1

Pros

I presume that this program helps my video clips run better on my computer, but I really don't know. This is one of those programs that appear in a message like,
"you need Adobe Air to run this program. Click here to download it."
SO, I downloaded it, and occasionally upgrade it. Truth is, I have no idea what it does

Cons

No cons!!!!

Summary

Adobe Air is probably a very good program, as I don't know it's there, and I don't know what it does, but I'm sure it does it well!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1
Version 3.1 updates iOS 5 native extensions.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date November 10, 2011
Date Added November 10, 2011
Version 3.1
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Specialized Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/Server 2003 x86 R2
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.8MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 332,384
Downloads Last Week 217
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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