Native Extensions

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AIR apps can be augmented in functionality with the usage of AIR Native Extensions (ANEs). Native extensions are plug-in code libraries that contain native code wrapped with an ActionScript API, letting developers to access native features not otherwise usable in AIR, such as Apple Game Center or Google Cloud Messaging.
 

Native extensions may be developed by anyone using in public available tools; some are distributed for free or even as open source, while others are sold commercially.
 

Native extensions may be programmed in the native language on each platform, allowing access to the full set of platform APIs provided by the developer. (C++ for Windows, Java for Android, Objective-C for iOS).

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