AIR and Flash Player Beta 24


#1

Last Updated: October 28, 2016
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashruntimes/flashplayer/
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashruntimes/air/

code named VanNess

new features are unknown yet as the release note file is missing

should be resolved in a jiffy :slight_smile: … and it has, oh my… you gonna love those new features :smile:

New and updated features

  • Apple TV support
    “most of the existing content in your AIR application should work seamlessly on tvOS”
    oh yeah :slight_smile: , min requirement is tvOS v9.2+ and Apple TV 4th+ generation
  • Apple TV Siri Remote support
    fantastic :smile:
  • Creating icons and images for Apple TV applications
    even better, there are still some issues and quirks (com’on it’s a beta)
    but definitively worth to investigate as dual app Android TV / Apple TV could be big
  • Android SDK Upgrade
    yep again but very good reasons to do so see bellow
  • Permissions on Android and iOS
    oh yeah I was not even hoping for this one but they added it, kudos to Adobe :slight_smile:
    so basically the way permissions work in Android 6.0 have changed, but now in AS3 you can do
    something like that Camera.permissionStatus != PermissionStatus.GRANTED
    which is imho perfect to deal with that kind of problem and they made it also compatible with iOS
  • Custom fonts support for StageText on iOS and Android
  • Asynchronous texture upload for mobile
  • Anti-Aliasing using configureBackBuffer() on iOS
  • Improved support for high resolution displays on Firefox for Windows
  • Separate HTTP and HTTPS permissions for Camera and Microphone
  • Flash Player PPAPI & NPAPI for Linux

wow this beta release is packed with goodness :smile:


AR / VR things in AIR AS3 ? any road maps anyone knows?
#2

apparently AIR 24 beta contains the bits to work with Apple tvOS


#3

Does the download links work for you?

At this moment the AIR SDK for OSX link is downloading the AIR 23 SDK.


#4

I didn’t tried to download it yet, if it’s still the wrong file maybe signal it to adobe on their forum so they know about it


#5

updated the 4th November 2016

even more features

  • Swipe Velocity for Android and iOS
  • Spherical video support in Flash and AIR
    if you don’t know what is spherical video check out
    Youtube Creator Academy Introduction to 360-degree video and virtual reality
  • Instanced Drawing on AIR Desktop ( BETA only)

    Instanced drawing feature which was available for AIR Mobile is now available in AIR Desktop. This feature helps developers to use a model of graphical object and render it multiple times in a single frame. This reduces draw calls and hence rendering and overall performance is smoother.

and the rest is known and fixed issues, check the release notes for more details


#7

Another round of awesome goodies for AS3 devs! I will by buing AppleTV this Christmas for sure! Well done Adobe. Respect…


#8

updated the 11th November 2016

yep more features

  • StageText Support for Apple TV
  • ANE Support for Apple TV
    new target is “appleTV-ARM

also missed to mention about the “Flash Player PPAPI & NPAPI for Linux”
is this part

With this Beta we are providing Standalone content Debugger for Linux 64bit.

which means that projectors for Linux are then available too :slight_smile:


#9

We talked about that recently! Remember? :wink:
Now we are waiting for ExtendedDesktop… I guess :wink:


#10

updated the 23 November 2016

and guess what ? yep even more features :smile:

  • Apple TV support make it to the AIR Beta Channel
  • Support for Android App Links

for Apple TV support see the download page
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/air.html

AIR 24 SDK & Compiler Beta - Apple TV Only (24.0.0.162)
The following downloads provide the AIR 24 SDK & Compiler beta archives with support for tvOS on Mac and Windows operating systems. With this beta of the AIR SDK & Compiler, you are allowed to test captive runtime versions of your AIR applications for AppleTV.

and there you can see a special link for the
Apple TV Beta Release Notes (PDF)