Thursday, February 24, 2011

iPhone & iPad Port

Adobe just released AIR 2.6 SDK, which seems to support cameras and microphone on the iOS devices.

On iOS devices with a both a front- and a rear-facing camera, you can only capture video from one camera at a time. On Android devices, you can only access the rear-facing camera.

Too bad, they didn't update it for Android to access multiple cameras.  I will look into porting ReelPortal to iPhone/iPad now.

Update:  Not owning any Apple devices (iphone/ipad/mac), this task may not be as easy as I thought.  I'd need to find someone with the devices to help test.  Any volunteers?

Update:  (June 4 2011)  First beta available for testers.  A few things are not working yet (text chat), but video/audio are streaming okay.  Both front and back camera work!

Update: (July 18 2011)  Version 1.0.0 for iOS has been submitted into the App Store, waiting for approval.  Text chat is supported.  Performance seems a little sluggish compare to Playbook and Android.  I wonder if it's due to the single core CPU, or the Adobe iOS packager, or both. 

Update: (July 23 2011)  See this new post.


  1. wut do u need me to do? my wife has an iphone 4 i can install it and test it if you'd like.

  2. From my limited understanding, you'd need to have a Mac hooked up to the iPhone via a cable, and install the app (not sure how yet). I'm also looking for someone with an account on the Appstore, to publish the app when its ready. At this time, I don't want to pay the $100 Apple developer fee just to publish my FREE app.

  3. sounds good i don't have a mac but i can install a dual boot on my laptop (did it before) and test it. Let me know if you would like me to move forward, we can communicate via email if you have an emaila address for this website (it'll be a lot easier and quicker for me to respond since i use a blackberry and have access to it all day.

  4. Thanks. I'm still trying to save up to purchase these expensive Apple equipment/fee. I read up on Hackintosh, but not sure if that's a viable alternative. I will let you know when ready. Feel free to contact me at

  5. Hi,

    I got an iPhone4, iPad2 also. So Please include me in testing. I am already using this on my BB PB, MAC and android. You can send me email @


  6. Francis, great to hear you are using it on more devices than I do. I will send you an email when I have something. Thanks.

  7. I am up for the testing.. I am BB and my wife is apple, We need the cross platform (

  8. @Vinnie I have a beta available now. In order to distribute
    the app to you, I need to get the ID of each device you intend to
    install it on. Below is the instruction on how to get your device

    Locating a Unique Device ID with iTunes 7.7 or later

    Please include your device type, along with the ID (e.g. iPodTouch :
    xxxxxxxxx, iPhone : xxxxxxxxx).

  9. The link above requires a developer's account, but here is the info taken from it:

    You can also find out your device’s UDID using iTunes 7.7. or later. To do this, connect your device to your Mac and launch iTunes. In iTunes, select your device in the ‘Devices’ section and navigate to the Summary tab. Click on the Serial Number label to reveal the Identifier field and the 40 character UDID. Press Command+C to copy the UDID to your clipboard.

  10. My wife is out of the country at the moment she will be next week but I do have my sisters iphone 4 so we can test with that until my wife gets back. She will also be getting her ipad2 next week so we can test on that when it arrives as well. Here is my sisters udid:


    Also sorry for the delay hadnt checked the iphone portion of your blog in a while (bookmarked it now though).

  11. Vinnie, you can install the app from this link

    I uploaded it there, along with the permission to allow your specific device ID to install it.

  12. hello,
    i have an iphone 3gs, i m interresting to try u'r application.

    so can u explain how to try it ?
    because i m going on this link :

    and that's says my ophone 3gs can try this applciation.
    can do somethings please ?


  13. It is successfully working on the iPhone 4. I did a test between my playbook and iPhone 4 and it worked very well. As you stated the chat isn't working but the video worked great the sound from the iphone wouldn't work unless we talked very close to the microphone used for phone conversation, the playbook worked fine. Using headsets it works good but it just seems to be the mic gain in the iphone isn't high enough. At one point the echo started but I turned the volume down a notch and problem free. I will be able to test more when my wife gets in town on Tuesday but it's looking very good so far.I will also test the 3G compatibility then as well and post updates for you. If there are any log files you would like for me to email you let me know. Regardless I will keep updating with how the app is functioning. If you would like I can pass the word on to other users but I will wait to tell others once you are ready.

  14. @yassine i'm not sure if the 3gs cpu can handle it. in any case, at this time, i can't add new testers in.

    @vinnie thanks for the feedback. please continue to test its usability. you can also send me via email at at this time, i don't need new testers, until the next release.

  15. When will be released to public?


  16. I plan to release it in late July. Not sure how long Apple will take to approve.

  17. It's on iTunes in U.S. and Canada :)