Was Once Great…
July 30, 2021

Was Once Great…

Jon Marr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe AIR

We developed a popular mobile and desktop RPG utility in Adobe AIR. The flexibility of Adobe AIR made it possible to leverage our old Flash skill set to seamlessly provide tools for both users at home and on the go. The entire development cycle for the app was built around Adobe AIR.
  • Flexible Deployment
  • Solid API with AS3
  • Once had strong user base
  • No longer supported by Adobe
  • Dwindling user base
  • Lack of new functionality
  • Cross-Platform Publishing
  • Familiar AS3 API
  • Easy to work with
  • A cost effective way to publish to many platforms from one code base
  • Didn’t have to retrain in new APIs
  • Could publish to both iOS and Android
Originally, Adobe AIR was the only game in town, and its blend of flexibility in platforms it could publish to (PC, Mac, iOS, Android), ease of use, and familiarity made it the clear choice. Now Adobe no longer supports it, and we’ve found the transition to Harmon unworkable for us.

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Adobe AIR was once the king of cross platform development. Sadly, I wouldn’t really recommend it to anyone at this point. It’s old, falling behind, not trusted by users, and a poor choice to build either mobile or desktop applications.