Adobe Air example app

How easy is it to push an Adobe AIR app to the Android Market? Let's watch Adobe's Lee Brimelow create a very simple test app for Adobe AIR, compile and distribute to the Android Market -- in about 6 minutes. It's that simple, folks. We can already imagine Adobe AIR giving the Android App Inventor a run for its money. And given that there are so many AIR developers out there already, it's time for a whole new crop of Android apps, folks. video at the source link. [gotoAndLearn()]

 

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Adobe AIR test app developed, distributed to Market in about 6 minutes

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FYI - downloaded app (BeaPurr) from Market and opened it. App says it requires Adobe AIR to be installed and do you want to install it? I say yes, then the Market says the requested item could not be found ... Heroc running CM6.

Anybody else notice that he was running AIR on a Samsung Captivate? If I recall correct, doesn't AIR require 2.2? If so this is a good sign that a Froyo update for the US Galaxy S phones is coming soon.

Samsung Captivate:

1. Android Market.. Adobe Air
"Your device has Android 2.1. However this app is for Android version 2.2 and higher"

2. BeaPurr
Downloads
Installs (i guess)
try to run:
"The application BeaPurr (process app.BeaPurr) has stopped... blah blah blah force close...

DEAR ADOBE DUDE (yes you Lee)
Please THINK ABOUT WHAT THE HELL YOURE DOIN
People OBVIOUSLY wanna try out what you're showing
YOU SHOULD KNOW IT'S PROBABLY NOT GONNA WORK FOR THEM AND TELL THEM
so they don't waste their frickin time...

Yeah, to be able to have AIR running and just pull an AIR app from the market like that he has to either be running a custom / beta version of AIR that works on 2.1 or he's running a beta release of Froyo on his Captivate.

I checked out how to get AIR running on 2.1 and it's kind of an involved process, and buggy from what I hear. My money is on that being a beta version of Samsung Captivate Froyo. It did seem exceptionally snappy for the few moments it was on screen.

The tutorial is clearly aimed at developers who could work out that Air requires 2.2 (it says it on the front page of AndroidCentral) and how to install the 2.2 beta on the Captivate (takes all of 5 minutes).

Let the Crapp-Apps Flow.

You thought there was crapware in the market now. You ain't seen nothing yet.

You know how flash works in the browser on 2.2 if you install it from the market? Air allows Flash, HTML, Javascript and ActionScript to run without a browser window.

Basically, it makes writing apps easier and uses a lot of the same methods that web developers are already used to.

I'm not a developer, but that's the understanding I have about all of this. If I'm wrong, tell me to shut up and I'll stop talking. :)

sounds like if u don't develop apps then its useless to people. right?? I download the app but quickly uninstalld since I didn't see any difference

No, it's not useless. You have to have Air installed if you want to play games or use apps written for Air. There aren't many yet, but it just came out so give it time.

I don't particularly like Adobe, but, hate to hear that Microsoft is to acquire Adobe. It's a act against google.