Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR

It has come to our attention that Adobe are in pre-release mode for their most anticipated mobile offering, Adobe AIR for Android. Adobe AIR is a cross-platform run-time environment which enables developers to make applications once from any computer, and publish them on PCs, MACs, Linux, and then any mobile device which has the AIR framework.

If Android, RIM, iPhone OS and friends all support AIR, then it really does mean that developers will only have to design the bulk of their application once. It will open the doors to masses of competition between application developers spurring on even more creative and wonderful programs for us to try! According to Lee Brimelow, Platform Evangelist at Adobe focusing on the Flash, Flex, and AIR developer communities,

“We have just started the private betas and we are really looking forward to getting these technologies into your hands as soon as possible.”

Not as much as we are Lee! If you are interested it finding out more information on these technologies, sign up for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta for Android or sign up for Adobe AIR for Android Beta. A cute video I found androidguys shows Flash running on a host of environments and devices and is available after the jump.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.