If you didn’t get a chance to go to Adobe MAX in person this year you missed out on a great conference. I had only been to one previous to this year, but from what everyone was saying it was one of the best MAX conferences. The biggest announcements came from other companies working with Adobe who are bring the AIR runtime to other platforms. Last years big announcements where focused on AIR on mobile device platforms, and this year they have moved to the TV. As an AIR developer you have to be excited on how many different screens you can easily put your content on.
The newest platform to adopt the AIR runtime is the BlackBerry Tablet OS and the BlackBerry PlayBook. I have been working hard on the AIR SDK for this platform, which we released publicly at MAX. Mike Lazaridis, RIM co-CEO, gave the first live public demo of the PlayBook. Here is the video from the day one keynote showing the PlayBook.
I also had the pleasure of giving 2 session on developing AIR Applications for the BlackBerry Tablet OS. Both sessions where completely booked and I had great response from everybody. It was great to see and talk to so many people who are interested in getting started with the SDK. The recording of the session is live on the Adobe MAX website.