The Adobe AIR runtime system is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and mobile devices. Adobe AIR applications can be published as native applications on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
What is Adobe AIR and why do I need it?
Adobe AIR is a cross-platform runtime system developed by Adobe that allows developers to package their applications with all required dependencies, including a native application shell, and distribute them in a single file. AIR applications run on the desktop, on mobile devices, and in the browser.
There are a few reasons why you might need Adobe AIR:
- You want to develop a cross-platform application that can run on multiple operating systems (including Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android) with a single codebase.
- You want to develop a desktop application that can take advantage of native operating system features (such as the file system, network, and hardware) that are not available to web applications.
- You want to develop a mobile application that can run offline and take advantage of native device features (such as the camera, GPS, and accelerometer) that are not available to web applications. Is Adobe AIR for free? Yes, Adobe AIR is free. You can download it from the Adobe website.
What has replaced Adobe AIR?