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How are Adobe AIR applications packaged and deployed?

Adobe Employee ,
Nov 03, 2011 Nov 03, 2011

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Adobe AIR applications can be distributed in a number of ways, including but not limited to:

Desktop:

  • Packaged as an.air file or as native installer.
  • When packaged in the .air file format, the same AIR application (.air flie) will run across both Windows and Mac OS.
  • Requires the AIR runtime to be installed on the device. The AIR runtime can be obtained by one of the following:


Android:

  • Packaged as an .apk file and deployed to the Android Market or Amazon Appstore.
  • Requires the AIR runtime to be installed on the device.
  • The AIR runtime can be obtained as follows:
    • Downloading from the Android Market.
    • Preinstalled on the device.

BlackBerry Tablet OS:

  • Packaged as a .bar file and deployed to the BlackBerry App World.
  • The AIR runtime is pre-installed and integrated into the BlackBerry Tablet OS; therefore no download the AIR runtime is required.
  • This article in the Adobe Developer Connection provides more detail with regards to packaging apps for BlackBerry Tablet OS.


iOS:

  • Packaged as an .ipa file with a “captive” runtime and deployed to the Apple App Store.
  • The AIR runtime does not need to be installed on an iOS device since all necessary code to rune the AIR app for iOS is contained in the AIR for iOS app.
  • This article in the Adobe Developer Connection provides more detail with regards to packaging apps for iOS.
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Participant ,
Jan 05, 2012 Jan 05, 2012

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Starting with AIR 3, publishers have the option of including a captive copy of the runtime with their application installation package. This copy is used exclusively by the associated application, and always installs and uninstalls as part of the application itself.

See http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/articles/air3-install-and-deployment-options.html

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New Here ,
Jul 24, 2012 Jul 24, 2012

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Can we build an AIR App(one code base) that can work on Android devices, iOS (iPad), run as a web application and desktop application?

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 18, 2012 Sep 18, 2012

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Hi, I’m using AIR 3.4. I was trying to create an apk for Amazon with AIR sdk embedded using -captivate option like that:

adt -package -target apk-captive-runtime -airDownloadURL http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=com.adobe.air

But I’m getting this error:
Option -airDownloadURL can be only used with -target apk, -target apk-debug or -target apk-emulator

Is there any way I can use -airDownloadURL and apk-captive-runtime at the same time?

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Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Is there a way to deploy Adobe Air package via Group Policy or SCCM?

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New Here ,
Oct 01, 2012 Oct 01, 2012

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Hi , I also need confirmation on deploying AIR application on desktop.

Can I bundle my app and separate AIR installer  in my installer package ,

I have created single installer package which I add AIR installer runtime as well as other installer that required by my application.

I use installation software to do that.

Thanks

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New Here ,
Aug 27, 2013 Aug 27, 2013

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I thought that we need to use adobe for our work so it help us and make our work is simply and eseazy for work on ap

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Aug 27, 2013 Aug 27, 2013

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