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Air app for android NOT prompting user to download runtime

Mar 11, 2012 6:17 PM

My app tested fine on a DROID ii but when I had a friend download the app on his DROID x the app showed an error when run. It did not prompt the user to download the runtime. Once we did download the runtime, the app worked fine.


I went through much agony renaming my package name to remove the "air." prefix for reasons that are not important here.  Could this cause a phone not to recognize that the air runtime is needed? I cannot find any documents that say that the prefix does more than help adobe keep track of air apps.


Here is my app in case it helps: =more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEwMiwiY29tLmRrdGltZXJ0cmlhbCJd



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    Mar 11, 2012 6:23 PM   in reply to brad5151

    Have you heard of the expression, "Tampering with this product will void the warranty"?  :-)


    There's no guarantee that the process you went through to remove the air. prefix didn't break the part of the app that automatically triggers the AIR runtime request. You're basically doing things that aren't supported, so I doubt you'd find an answer to that question from Adobe.


    Personally, I would look at using the captive runtime feature of AIR 3.1+ and then you won't have to worry about the user needing to download the runtime separately. If it's really that important for you to remove the air. prefix, captive runtime should fix this problem.



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    May 17, 2012 11:43 PM   in reply to brad5151

    Hey Brad, did you ever get the chance to remove the prefix as well as include the captive runtime feature? Let me know. I was able to remove the prefix from the application without any bugs and package my app with captive runtime but not at the same time.

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