|By Rich Tretola | June 15, 2011|
AIR 2.7 is now available for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, iOS, Windows, and Mac desktop. Better yet, when using the new SDK to compile for iOS, the performance increases are 4x and the video below by my good friend Renaun demonstrates this. Get it here.
Additional new features include:
Integrated support for Media Measurement (desktop only)
The Adobe® AIR® 2.7 runtime now includes the same built-in support for media measurement as Adobe Flash® Player 10.3, allowing companies to collect real-time, aggregated reporting data for how content is distributed and viewed by users. With direct support for Adobe SiteCatalyst®, powered by Omniture®, developers can implement video analytics for existing or legacy video players with as little as two lines of code. For additional information, see the article on measuring video consumption in Flash.
Note: Media Measurement is currently not supported for iOS and Android™ devices.
Acoustic echo cancellation (desktop only)
With integrated support for acoustic echo cancellation, developers can now add real-time VoIP capabilities to games, enterprise, and other types of applications without requiring users to wear a noise-canceling headset. Users can now chat using the speaker built into their desktop or laptop computer. This new capability is also available in Flash Player 10.3.
Navigation improvements for HTML content (desktop only)
Enables seamless weblink-style navigation within desktop apps such as magazine viewers and ebook readers. Developers can now respond to a new event to be notified when content within the HTMLLoader control attempts to change the location of a page. This enhancement provides developers with a better way implement intra-application navigation.
Enhanced rendering for iOS (mobile only)
AIR apps for iOS render up to four times faster in CPU mode. Improves performance of many AIR for iOS apps, including those built with the Flex framework.
Faster development time for iOS applications (mobile only)
Developers can now debug and build iOS applications faster than with previous versions using a new mode available within the AIR Developer Tool (ADT). During the development of an application, developers can now choose to use “interpreter mode” to streamline the testing and debugging development cycle.
AIR installation on SD cards (mobile only)
This feature allows end users to install or move the AIR runtime onto the SD cards within their Android devices so they can free up storage space on the phone.