This past week, a build of Adobe’s Air platform was leaked online. Then the website DroidLife made it available to everyone, along with a few apps running on the platform. It looks like DroidLife got their hands on the APK that you can download and install. They are making it clear that the build is very early which probably means that it’s somewhat buggy.
There is also a link to some demo apps for AIR. Remember this is an early build so nothing is guaranteed to work.
Some background on Adobe Air
What is Adobe AIR?
AIR is an application that enables the developers to develop tools that can later be used on multiple operating systems. Adobe said that Adobe AIR will allow the developers to create ActionScripts 3 projects to as .apk applications for the Android OS. Adobe has planned to market these applications via Android devices thro Android application stores like Android market. Below is from official Android site:
Adobe® AIR® will let you publish ActionScript 3 projects to run as native applications (.apk) for the Android OS. These AIR applications can be delivered to Android devices through Android application stores such as the Android Market.
Developers can write new code or reuse existing web content to build AIR applications for the Android OS. Because the source code and assets are reusable across the Flash Platform runtimes, Adobe AIR and Flash Player, it also gives developers a way to more easily target other mobile and desktop environments.
That means new AIR applications can be created either by developing new code or can be reusable codes that are developed using existing web tools. This also enables the developers to easily transfer data to other mobiles and devices.
Adobe is planning a full release for 2.2 Froyo-enabled devices later this year. Although Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Flash was a memory hog, Google has fully embraced Flash as a means of creating content and many other features.
A few examples for Android:
qubeStack is a 3D tetris game for the desktop and Android phones made with Flash cs4 and prerelease Air for Android development tools.