Application Updater Library for AIR Native Installer Apps

My fellow evangelist, Piotr Walczyszyn, was very busy this summer tinkering with a number of projects that involve Adobe AIR. The latest one is library that enables you to update native AIR applications. You probably know that AIR 2 introduced a cool feature that lets you call processes from your AIR application (Native Processes API) as long as you package your application as a native installer (EXE, DMG, RPM etc). Once you do this, the built-in feature for update doesn’t work anymore.

If you want to have update capabilities with AIR 2 native installers you can use Piotr’s library or you can build your own mechanism. The choice is pretty simple, isn’t it?

Here is a video in which Piotr demos the library:

You can get the library from here or read Piotr’s post.

2 thoughts on “Application Updater Library for AIR Native Installer Apps

  1. Your article is not politically correct. Why it matters so much that Piotr is evangelist. Evangelists know the adobe suite better then the rest of the people? Or if a non-evangelist would want to publish a library with your help he should reassess his beliefs?
    Seriously now.

  2. Hi Piotr,
    Thanks a lot for this work. It saves my time. I really struggled for last few weeks to fix this one. Your SWC works fine for me.
    Thanks Again…

    With Regards,
    Arun P. Ganesh

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