Building Lupo: A case study in building commercial AIR applications (New Adobe AIR Developer Center Article)

I'm happy to tell you that my new devnet article, Building Lupo: A case study in building commercial AIR applications, has just been published.

In this paper, I tried to tell my experience with creating and publishing my first two commercial AIR applications, namely Lupo Manager and Lupo Translator. Many fellow developers had asked me for feedback on this, so if you ever thought about selling your own AIR application, I hope this will help you know what you can expect.

Just so you know what you're about to read, this is definitely not your usual devnet article. I tried to focus on the non-purely technical aspects, even though some implementation details are mentioned.

In case you're new to this blog, Lupo Manager is an AIR based application which goal is to help the Flex developer internationalize its applications. Lupo Translator is an easy to use properties file editor to be used by translators to localize those applications.

Of course, if you have any question about this article, or have any additional question about publishing a commercial AIR application, I'll be happy to answer it in the comments.

Jeremy (not verified) on September 22nd 2009

You mentioned in the article that there are some commercial solutions for licensing logic and protection.  What are some of those solutions?

david_deraedt on September 22nd 2009

Hi Jeremy,

For example, check sharify (adobe air specific)

http://www.sharify.it/

... or Nitro-LM (not AIR specific)

http://www.nitrolm.com/