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AS3 Libs

By Rich Tretola | January 9, 2007


AlivePDF is an open-source ActionScript 3 (Flash, Flex, AIR) PDF generation library.
It allows you to generate PDF’s client-side.

Amazon S3 ActionScript Classes

Connect to Amazon’s AS3 service from Apollo


Artemis is a community focused project aimed at bridging AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime, formerly Apollo) applications with existing java libraries. Nearly any java API can be encapsulated in an Artemis Library and exposed to an AIR application through the Artemis framework.


Connect from ActionScript directly to mySQL


A simple development kit for proxying calls between applications and the operating system.
Useful for web based desktop application environments which may not have complete access to operating system functionality by default.
This project is intended as a proof of concept.


Commando is an extension to Adobe’s Cairngorm that allows Flex developers to take advantage of command line parsing in their applications.


The corelib project consists of several basic utilities for MD5 hashing, JSON serialization, advanced string and date parsing, and more.


Degrafa is a declarative graphics framework for Flex. Degrafa allows you to use MXML markup to draw shapes, make complex graphics, create skins and also includes advanced CSS support.


The eBay ActionScript 3.0 library provides an interface between the eBay XML API and ActionScript 3.0. This open-source library will allow developers to create novel and innovative applications leveraging both eBay’s marketplace services and Adobe’s Flash Player 9 runtime! It is written in ActionScript 3.0, so any environment using ActionScript 3.0 can use this library, including Adobe Flex 2 and Adobe Flash Pro 9.


The Facebook Actionscript API provides an interface between the Facebook REST based API and Flash/Flex based applications.


FlexUnit is a unit testing framework for Flex and ActionScript 3.0 applications. It mimics the functionality of JUnit, a Java unit testing framework, and comes with a graphical test runner.


The Flickr library is an ActionScript 3.0 API for the online photo sharing application, Flickr. It provides access to the entire Flickr API.


Jest is a mouse gesture interpereter extension to Adobe’s Cairngorm framework. Jest allows a developer to add mouse gestures to any Flex application.


Mappr is a service and application that combines images from Flickr with geolocational information. The Mappr ActionScript 3.0 API gives you access to Mappr’s geo-tagged image data.


The Odeo API provides an ActionScript 3.0 interface for searching and retrieving podcasts from Odeo.


Papervision3D is an open source project enabling realistic 3 dimensional Flash.


AS3 library for connecting to the Pownce APIs.


The Ribbit API allows developers to integrate telephony into their Flex and AIR applications.

RSS and Atom libraries

Use the RSS and Atom libraries to parse Atom and all versions of RSS easily. These libraries hide the differences between the formats so you can parse any type of feed without having to know what kind of feed it is.


UrlKit supports Adobe Flex applications that need to expose URLs and window titles in the browser to represent their state. These URLs can be bookmarked, accessed via the Back button, etc. Such states typically represents some notion of location within the app, but in general can be mapped to any aspect of the application.

WOW-Engine 3D Physics Engine

This engine handles positions and rotations of abstract objects, which need to be linked to some visual objects (2D or 3D).


The YouTube API provides an ActionScript 3.0 interface to search videos from YouTube.

Yahoo! Answers AS3 API

Yahoo! Answers is the most popular Q&A service in the world, with hundreds of millions of users and tens of millions of questions and answers. That entire dataset is available for search and retrieval via the web APIs, and now via the ActionScript APIs as well.

Yahoo! Weather AS3 API

Yahoo! Weather provides current detailed meteorological conditions and forecasts for over 60 thousand locations around the world, from Aruba to Zimbabwe internationally, and from zip code 00210 to 99950 in the US. The data is updated hourly and comes with a full set of weather icons to reflect the conditions. The current weather report, in addition to temperature, contains full details on wind conditions, sunrise and sunset times, atmospheric conditions, and other data.

Yahoo! Search AS3 API

Yahoo! Search indexes 19.2 billion web documents, 1.6 billion images, and over 50 million audio and video files. The search indices are updated daily and in addition to site search, feature image, video and audio search, song downloads, album lookup, news search, term extraction, spelling correction, related suggestions, local and context-based searches. All of these are accessible via the AS3 API.

Yahoo! AS3 API

Yahoo! is a social event calendar with an open API. The API allows users to manipulate all aspects of the calendar: edit and post events, create groups and venues, retrieve lists of events and metro areas, and so on. The AS3 wrapper provides convenient access to that functionality via native AS3 classes.

Yahoo! Maps AS3 Communication Kit

Yahoo! Maps is a powerful map browser with multiple additional tools (widgets) that make it truly universal. The Maps API allows incorporation of GeoRSS feeds, custom marker creation, and many other features. Although the Maps library currently only exists as an AS2 component, we’ve created an AS3 wrapper that allows developers to use Maps in their AS3 applications.