Adobe AIR has allowed application developers to extend the features of the runtime with a set of tools known as native extensions. By using native extensions, your applications can access all of the features of your target platform, even if the runtime itself doesn't have built-in support. This example expands AIR by allowing you to create notifications in AIR apps you deploy to Android and iOS. These notifications appear as any other system notification. You can customize the notification type, text, actions to be taken when the notification is dispatched.
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