Adobe Systems updates its SDK for Facebook application developers to better enable them to combine what the company calls the power and ubiquity of Flash with the social connectivity of Facebook.
Systems has updated its developer platform to allow developers to more easily
create applications that "combine the social connectivity of Facebook with
the ubiquity and power of Adobe Flash," the company said Oct. 4.
Adobe announced "a major update to the Adobe
ActionScript 3 SDK for Facebook Platform
(formerly:ActionScript 3 Client
Library for Facebook Platform API),"
Michael Koch of the Adobe Developer Connection posted on the Adobe
Developer Connection blog.
Adobe ActionScript 3 SDK (Software Development Kit) for Facebook Platform was "developed
by gskinner.com and [is] fully supported by Facebook and Adobe. This class
library facilitates the development of Flash Platform applications that
communicate with Facebook using the Graph API,
" Koch said.
an interview with eWEEK, Heidi Williams, Adobe's principal product manager on
the Flash platform team, said, "This is an update to the SDK we released
more than a year ago. The update supports the new Facebook Graph API."
Williams said the original ActionScript
3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform rolled out in March 2009.
update "allows ActionScript developers to build compelling new Flash
applications that run in the browser or on the desktop using the Adobe AIR
runtime," Williams said. "Developers told us they like it that they
can communicate with Facebook without having to write a lot of new custom code
to do so."
the updated SDK "encourages forward compatibility," Williams said.
"The new SDK is simplified, so when Facebook adds new features we won't
have to do a whole new rev of the SDK."
on the ADC blog said, "To help you get
started, we also posted new and updated resources in the Adobe Developer
including two new inspirational showcase examples: FIFA
Superstars (developed by Playfish) and Glee Your Life (developed by Trailer
Park, Inc. for FOX Home
addition, "To jump-start your development, we've also included 13 updated and new
for you to explore and reuse," Koch said.