Adobe has just announced the availability of AIR 2.7 and there’s some great news for those targeting iOS. The rendering performance of AIR 2.7 for iOS is up to four times faster, meaning Flash is quickly becoming a viable platform for a number of iOS projects. Adobe Developer Evangelist, Renaun Erickson highlights the faster rendering performance improvements of AIR 2.7 in this video.

And if you want to see what’s currently capable with Flash, take a look at the video below, which shows off the excellent Rossignol Experience iPad app.

So things are definitely heading in the right direction for AIR on iOS. Hopefully we’ll see In-app Purchasing and Game Center integration soon too, as they’re still stumbling blocks for many wishing to use the Flash platform.

  1. Cool!!

    This is pure awesomeness!! This may sound like a stupid question, but how do I get AIR 2.7 loaded into Flash CS5.5? When I click on the option called “Player:” under Properties, I see:

    AIR 2.5
    AIR 2.6
    AIR for iOS

    But I can’t see AIR 2.7 in the list!! Does this mean I am not enjoying its benefits?

    Should I expect an update soon, or do I have to do something?

    Thank you for keeping this ulta cool website up, running and full of fresh stuff!


  2. Hi Sebastian,

    This link should help you setup Flash CS5.5 for AIR 2.7:

    Christopher (Author)