What is it all about?
The Adobe AIR runtime enables developers to package the same code into native apps for Windows and Mac OS desktops as well as iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android™ devices, reaching the mobile app stores for over 500 million devices.
* Stage 3D - Build stunning, blazing-fast cinematic 2D and 3D games for the browser, iOS, and Android. * Concurrency - 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). * Extensibility - Give developers the ability to call into their native, platform-specific code using AIR native extensions. * HD-quality video - Play high-quality HD video with industry-standard codecs such as H.264, AAC, and MP3. * High quality of service - Engage viewers with optimized and adaptive bitrate video streaming as well as an extensive feature set. * 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. * 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. * Enhanced rendering - Explore a new architecture for high-performance 2D/3D GPU hardware accelerated graphics rendering by Adobe, which provides low-level Stage3D APIs for advanced rendering in apps. * Advanced bitmap control - Deliver smoother animations and interactivity using enhanced high-resolution bitmap support, bitmap caching, and asynchronous bitmap decoding.