Set your phasers for install. Adobe has released an extension for Flash CS5 that gives you the mighty power to export an AIR app for Android phones. You just have to sign up for Adobe’s prerelease program, which is free though. And maybe it was just me, but to download the Extension, I needed to be using Firefox (Safari ironically had trouble downloading it).
I don’t have an Android device, but from what I can tell its not all that necessary. Granted I haven’t really tested this at all, but there’s an Android Simulator to test your apps with. And I’m also not sure whether or not you have to be signed up for the Google Android developer program or not, but its only $25.
But once I get through with a swarm of other things, I’m all over this. Most of my students and readers have plenty of AS3 files, apps, games, just collecting dust and all these could be exported to AIR apps and sold in the Android store.
Oh and while we are kinda on the topic of Google, head over to their homepage today. Their logo is PLAYABLE!!! Seriously.