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AIR Beta 3 Released

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Adobe Air LogoAdobe AIR lets developers use their existing web development skills in HTML, AJAX, Flash and Flex to build and deploy rich Internet applications to the desktop.

Beta 3 includes the following new features:

  • Applications built on Adobe AIR Beta 3 can register to run at start-up/log-in.
  • Web Launcher provides the ability to detect and launch an installed AIR application from a web browser.
  • Support for H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC).
  • Full Screen Hardware acceleration.
  • Flash within HTML Support allows Flash content to be integrated within HTML based applications.
  • Adobe AIR also supports automatic runtime updates, similar to how Adobe Flash Player can be updated.
  • Thawte (http://www.thawte.com/) offers an Adobe AIR developer certificate, so developers can certify applications built on Adobe AIR are from a trusted source.
  • Support for the Mac OSX Leopard operating system.

Download: Adobe Labs

Related Links: Adobe AIR Beta 3 Released on Labs

Adobe Air: Get Free eBook Download

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Mike Chambers and Aodbe AIR team has released new Adobe AIR book for JavaScript developers called Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide

Download PDF from HereÂ

This Book covers following topics

  • Introduction to AIR
  • Getting Started with AIR development
  • Working with JavaScript and HTML within AIR
  • AIR Mini Cookbook
  • Command line tools
  • Aliases

Thanks guys for the free book.

Adobe AIR: Windowing Applications – nice Article

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Alberto GL has written a good Article on Windowing applications with Adobe Air.

Read article on AgknoloGy

Six must-see Adobe AIR sample applications

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Rob Christensen has written nice Article on “Six must-see Adobe AIR sample applications”

Rob has mentioned about his view on six impressive Adobe AIR sample applications (which is but a small sample of the outstanding work rob have come across in the past few months)

Follwing are six out standing Adobe AIR Applications:

Twitter

Twitter
Download Twitter AIR Appliction

Kuler Desktop

Kuler DesktopDownload Kuler Desktop AIR Application

Kuler Desktop AIR ApplicationFresh

Fresh

Download Fresh AIR Application

Finetune Desktop

Finetune Desktop

Download Finetune Desktop AIR Application

DiggTop

DiggTop

Download DiggTop AIR Application

SearchCoders/Dashboard

SearchCoders

Download SearchCoders/Dashboard AIR Application

Read “Six must-see Adobe AIR sample applications” on Adobe Dev Center

Adobe AIR (Apollo) Developer Derby Contest

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With the release of AIR (Apollo) Beta Adobe has announced a Developer Derby Contest.

Oh God… :) You can win cool prizes.

Grand Prize / Best of Show
The Best of Show winner will receive the trip of a lifetime, a travel certificate valued at up to US$100,000, to be used for the travel of your choice!

Five category winners will each receive “The Ultimate Development Environment” to power your Adobe AIR development (and play) for years to come:

  • A Mac Pro 8Core with 4 gigs ram, 1.5 TB (2×75) of storage.
  • (2) Dell 2707WFP 27″ widescreen monitors.
  • (1) one Sony Playstation 3.
  • (1) $200 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
  • (1) Herman Miller Aeron chair.
  • (1) Bose Quiet Comfort 3 noise canceling headphones.
  • (1) copy of Adobe Flex Builder version 3, Macintosh edition.
  • (1) copy of Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection for Macintosh.
    And one squishy stress ball.

Plus each winner also receives:
A trip and conference pass to the Adobe MAX 2007 annual user conference.
Your application showcased on Adobe.com for the world to see.
Contest open for following categories:

  • Best Business Application
  • Best Community Application
  • Wild Card
  • Grand Prize / Best of Show

This Contest is open to individuals who are citizens or working or studying under a valid visa/permit in the 50 United States (including Washington D.C.), Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey.

For more info Visit here…

Go On AIR :)

Apollo Online Seminar This Thursday

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Just got this news from the post of ben forta’s blog

Luis Polanco, Senior Product Manager for Apollo, will be presenting an e-seminar on Apollo on Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 at 12:00pm East Coast time.

For more details visit here

Welcome to Apollo

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Apollo Public alpha is just released on labs, you can grab it form here…

You can download Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide in PDF format to get started.

“Flex Ant Tasks” and “Flex Compiler Shell” on Adobe Labs

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Flex Ant Tasks“ and “Flex Compiler Shell“ are new utilities recently added in the Adobe Labs.

Flex Ant Tasks : This will be used for the command line building of the flex application. You can use this utility to compile Flex applications, modules, and component libraries. This utility also includes html-wrapper task that lets you generate custom HTML wrappers and the supporting files for those wrappers.

Flex Compiler Shell : This utility provides shell to compile flex application, modules and component libraries. This compiles faster than the mxmlc and compc command-line compilers.

For further detail you can visit Adobe Labs

Adobe thanks for providing these utilities.

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