Applications built for the Adobe AIR runtime
are convenient, powerful, and easy to install and use. Top Features:
- Stage 3D
Build stunning, blazing-fast cinematic 2D and 3D games for the browser, iOS, and Android™. Use fully accelerated GPU rendering, which leverages the power of OpenGL and DirectX graphics.
- HD-quality video
Play high-quality HD video with industry-standard codecs such as H.264, AAC, and MP3. Use GPU hardware optimization and chipsets that scale across all platforms to provide best-in-class video performance.
- Optimized content
Deliver high-performance apps through the use of LZMA compression APIs, a garbage collection API, texture compression support for Stage 3D, and more.
- Content protection
Deliver protected premium video content using Adobe Access, which supports a wide range of business models, including video on demand, live broadcast, HD rental, subscription, and electronic sell-through.
Create high-performance, more responsive games and content using ActionScript workers and shared ByteArray support. Share memory and leverage machine resources by offloading tasks to background workers that run concurrently (AIR desktop apps only).
Learn more about the benefits below.Convenient
Adobe AIR enables you to have your favorite web applications with you all the time. Since applications built for AIR run on your desktop computer without a web browser, they provide all the convenience of a desktop application.
Companies like Sony and AOL are using Adobe AIR to create exciting new applications that allow you to use their services on your desktop.Easy to install
Installation of Adobe AIR is easy. You may already have it installed. If you don't, you will be able to install it automatically when you download an application that has been built to run on AIR. Just authorize the installation and you're all set. For special circumstances, you can also install Adobe AIR manually.Secure
Stay protected on the web. Adobe AIR helps ensure safe installations by requiring digital signatures on each AIR application that identify the application and its creator before you install.How does Adobe AIR compare with the browser?
A web browser enables a user to interact with content and applications typically located on a website on a server. Adobe AIR builds upon capabilities and technologies used in the browser to enable deployment of applications on the desktop.
Adobe AIR complements the browser by providing users and developers with a choice about how to deliver and use applications built with web technologies.