New Features in AIR 3

25 Aug

Captive Runtime Support — This popular feature from AIR for iOS is now available with AIR for desktop and Android. Simplify the app installation process and reduce testing/certification cost by packaging the AIR runtime with your app on Windows, Mac, and Android.

Stage Video Hardware Acceleration (new for AIR) — Leverage hardware acceleration of the entire video pipeline to deliver efficient, best-in-class high-definition (HD) video playback experiences. Decrease processor usage and enable smoother video, reduced memory usage, and higher fidelity on mobile* and TV devices (*supported on Android 3.1, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and iOS).

Front-facing Camera Support (new for AIR Android) — The front-facing camera support available with AIR for iOS and BlackBerry Tablet OS is now available on Android devices. Take advantage of the frontfacing camera to help users connect with rich video conferencing and chat experiences on smartphones and tablets.

Camera Position API — A new property for the Camera class that enables developers to determine whether a camera is front or rear facing.

Background Audio Playback Support on iOS — Developers can now write multitasking iOS applications that can play audio while in the background, such as music applications or reliable voice conferencing apps with multitasking support.

Encrypted Local Storage for Mobile — Extends encrypted local storage support to mobile devices. Allows applications to more securely store sensitive data on a user’s device, enabling support for storage of sensitive data such as passwords, certificates, and auditing information.

Device Speaker Control — Provides developers the ability to select whether audio should be outputted through the phone speaker or external speaker.

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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Adobe Air


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