BlackBerry SDK for Adobe AIR support for Flash Builder 4.7

Adobe AIR Development

Flash® Builder® 4.7 has been released by Adobe®. Flash Builder 4.7 is a complimentary update from Flash Builder 4.5/4.6. This release introduces new development features and enhancements, provides support for the new Apache Flex SDK and the new ActionScript Compiler 2.0.

The BlackBerry SDK for Adobe AIR has support for Flash Builder 4.7 but developers should note that the installation process is different. As of Flash Builder 4.7 developers must install the BlackBerry SDK for Adobe AIR then install the BlackBerry plugin through Flash Builder 4.7.

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Full installation instructions can be found in the documentation here.

*Note: Flash Builder 4.7 tries to default all applications to use AIR 3.4 so when developing for BlackBerry developers must force the Adobe AIR run-time to version 3.1. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

About Dustin M.

Dustin Malik began his interactive development career at a small mom and pop ISP in Hamilton, Ontario back in 2000 where he was introduced to Flash 5. He continued to pursue his passion for development and caught his break in 2004 when he was hired as a Flash Developer at Research In Motion. Over the next 6 years Dustin contributed to over 300 projects, and in 2010 he took on leadership of the Flash team. He spent the next 2 years managing and mentoring an incredibly talented group with skills in programming, motion graphics, video, audio, art, and 3D. Dustin in now part of the BlackBerry Developer Relations team and does his part to inspire and support developers who are writing apps in HTML5/AIR, and drive their success in BlackBerry App World.

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