IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding Adobe AIR
Creating a Simple AIR Application
Understanding AIR-specific APIs
Setting Native Operating System Icons
Publishing an AIR app
Distributing an AIR app
Adobe AIR allows you to publish Flash applications as native desktop applications on Windows or Mac. This means you can use the skills you have learned in Flash to create applications that install and run just like any other native applications on your operating system. In this chapter, you will learn how to create AIR applications and distribute them through a variety of means.
AIR applications are desktop applications and require a security model different from what is used on the Web. People who install desktop applications give the apps a degree of trust that is not commonly given to applications deployed through a Web browser. For example, desktop applications ...