Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring support for native extensions, part of Flash Professional CS6 New Features.
There are a number of ANE, or AIR native extensions that are available that…allow AIR developers to tap into deep OS level functionality.…Put another way, AIR native extensions are a way to tap into some of the things…that come packaged in the operating system for your mobile device or your desktop.…An example would be support for notifications.…So on Android phones, you get a message in the little notification drawer at…the top that you have a new text message, or a voicemail, or whatever, and on…IOS being able to have a message pop up to the phone user, through Notification Center.…
Other examples of things you can access via AIR native extensions would be…features like the Gyroscope or platform specific features like In-App…Purchases and iAds on iOS.…You can also do debugging or on-device testing with native extensions.…So AIR native extensions are not new, they've been available since AIR 3.0 came…out. Flash Professional CS6 projects are now compatible with AIR native…extensions for advanced users with the advent of AIR 3.2.…
- Creating PNG sequences and sprite sheets from the Library and the Stage
- Using scripts to export PNG sequences or sprite sheets
- Using Direct Window Mode publishing for Stage3D
- Exploring the captive AIR run time for Android, OS X, and Windows
- Using the new Content Simulator