Adobe, Facebook team on API library

Adobe and Facebook on Tuesday unveiled a set of developer tools to better use Flash in social applications. Adobe's is publishing an open source programming language library that will support all of Facebook's application programming interfaces (APIs).

Adobe and Facebook on Tuesday unveiled a set of developer tools to better use Flash in social applications. 

Adobe's is publishing an open source programming language library that will support all of Facebook's application programming interfaces (APIs).

The developer documentation can be found at Adobe's overview site. Among the details (Techmeme, Facebook and Adobe statements):

  • Adobe will support 60 new APIs;
  • ActionScript 3.0 is now an officially supported Facebook library along with JavaScript, iPhone and PHP;
  • Adobe is betting that it can make Flash as popular on Facebook as it has with the Web and mobile applications. 

Facebook said:

Flash has been supported since the launch of Facebook Platform in 2007 through tags like fb:swf and fb:fbjs-bridge, embedding Flash in Feed stories, and multiple client libraries, which have helped you make Facebook API calls directly from ActionScript. As we reviewed support for ActionScript, we found that the client libraries out there were all really good, but none were complete and fully up-to-date.

Here's a look at some of the archictecture diagrams you'll find:
And sample applications:

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