A new beta version of Adobe AIR is now available on Adobe Labs. AIR 3.4 has quite a few exciting features one of them being support for APNS (Apple Push Notification Service). With this release one will be able to send Push Notifications to Flex Mobile applications without use of any 3rd party Native Extension.

You can check the complete Release Notes for Air 3.4 here. The release notes also have provided a sample code to enable Push Notifications in your Flex Mobile Applications.

Other major additions to this release are:

  1. Exception Support in Native Extensions for iOS — A native extension for iOS can now use both C++ and Objective-C exceptions.
  2. AIR direct deployment (without iTunes) — Deploy an AIR application on iOS devices without having to use iTunes or the iPhone configuration utility.
  3. iOS 5.1 SDK Support — Build your AIR on iOS applications by default with iOS 5.1 SDK (without using the –platformsdk switch) and leverage the enhancements available in iOS 5.1 SDK.


Few recommended readings for AIR Mobile development:

  1. High Performance Flash: Performance tuning for Flash, Flex, AIR and Mobile applications
  2. Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5
  3. Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5

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