Chay Hunter

Marketing Manager at GameAnalytics

We’re pleased to announce another integration that brings GameAnalytics to even more developers. If you’re building games with the Adobe AIR runtime you can now implement our GameAnalytics SDK to understand how players interact with your game, totally free of charge.

Setup is quick and simple. In less than 5 minutes you should be able to start viewing data about your players on our real-time dashboard. The most basic basic install will give you out of the box insight into hundreds of game specific KPIs without any additional setup.

The SDK is available to download on our Github page here: GameAnalytics SDK for Adobe Air. This page also contains documentation outlining the key steps to instrument the SDK.

About Adobe Air

Adobe AIR (formerly Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-platform runtime system developed by Adobe Systems for building desktop applications and mobile applications. The runtime is programmed using Adobe Flash, ActionScript and optionally Apache Flex.

With the Adobe AIR runtime, you can repackage the same code into native applications and games for Windows and Mac OS desktops as well as iOS and Android devices. The Adobe AIR runtime reaches over a billion desktop systems and more than 500 million mobile devices.

Some notable game and applications built with Adobe AIR include eBay Desktop, TweetDeck, Angry Birds, and Machinarium, among other multimedia and task management applications.

Machinarium
Machinarium: a stunning game built in Adobe Air

Mobile features

On mobile platforms, AIR supports many mobile hardware features:

  • 3D hardware-accelerated graphics rendering (using Stage3D)
  • Touch-screen events (including multi-touch gestures)
  • Device camera and microphone access (including video encoding for recorded video)
  • Accelerometer and geo-location sensor input (GPS or otherwise)
  • Networking with HTTP, TCP and UDP protocols
  • AIR Gamepad – allows mobile applications to serve as secondary displays and controllers for Flash games.

About Stage 3D

The Stage3D APIs in Flash Player and Adobe AIR offer a fully hardware-accelerated architecture that brings stunning visuals across desktop browsers and iOS and Android apps enabling advanced 2D and 3D capabilities. This set of low-level GPU-accelerated APIs provide developers with the flexibility to leverage GPU hardware acceleration for significant performance gains in video game development, whether you’re using cutting-edge 3D game engines or the intuitive, lightning fast Starling 2D framework that powers Angry Birds.

Need Help? Get In Touch…

After downloading the GameAnalytics Adobe Air SDK make sure to check out our general documentation for detailed information about how to get the most out of your GameAnalytics setup. If you still need assistance, just reach out to our friendly support team!

Why GameAnalytics?

GameAnalytics a totally free platform which helps you understand player behavior. This understanding is essential for framing your decisions when you want to improve your game.

Where are your players coming from? When are they most likely to purchase? Is a certain level too difficult and causing your players to churn? GameAnalytics helps you answer all of these questions so that you can make informed, data driven improvements.

Sign up to GameAnalytics now to start seeing these insights and more!

Chay Hunter

Marketing Manager at GameAnalytics

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