Adobe Air- fare thee well (Feb 2008 – Sept 2014???)





With the roll out of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 Adobe Air (Adobe Integrated Runtime) will no longer be supported (support for devices running 10.3.0 or below will continue). Adobe Air is a system for mobile devices or desktops that helps to facilitate the running of Flash, Javascript, and HTML. To help with the transition BlackBerry will be hosting a webcast on 04 Sept to assist developers in moving their Air app over to Amazon. As with most changes there are pluses and minuses.

Pluses include:

  • an improved Android Run-Time,
  • less lag when running programs,
  • Bluetooth LE in android, and
  • developers can port their apps over to WebWorks or Android

The downside:

  • it’s difficult to anticipate¬†how many developers will actually put in the additional time and effort to port over their apps

So in preparation, we at UTB thought it might be a good idea to compile a listing of apps that utilize Adobe Air so users would have time to reach out to the developers or to search for their Android counterparts, assuming one existed. To get things started here’s one app you may be familiar with –


Speed Tester. Feel free to add others in the comments so we can provide a running list.

Thanks in advance for your participation – that’s what a Community is all about!


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