Rich Webview ANE (Android+iOS)


It’s a perfect replacement to the classic StageWebView which has covered all its shortcomings and added many more native features plus full communication between AS3 and JS!


NOTICE: This ANE is deprecated. We have developed a new RichWebView II ANE from scratch which uses native APIs in a more robust way. Consider using the new ANE instead of this one.


We will keep on maintaining this ANE till mid-2019 but you are recommended to switch to the new ANE as soon as you can.


Rich Webview ANE (Android+iOS)

Rich Webview is a great replacement for the classic StageWebview. Previewing HTML content in mobile apps is a popular feature. Weather you need to show your game structure to users or maybe you want to let your users privately visit a webpage from inside your app. There are many reasons you will need this feature and that’s been the reason why Adobe has included the classic StageWebView in Air SDK. Considering that Native WebView libraries on Android and iOS are constantly upgrading with new features, they need dedicated teams of Java and Obj-C programmers to keep up with these changes.



Since the first publish of our WebView air native extension, we tried our best to be good listeners to what Air community is expecting us and we have been able to keep our extensions especially this one at the highest point of stability and quality. You can use RichWebView as a complete solution to show html content in your AdobeAir mobile project while being able to communicate between JS and HTML in the easiest approach.


Below are the main highlights of this native extension:

  • • Call JS functions from Air and vice versa
  • • Control the Scroll position
  • • Change the view port size and position at runtime
  • • Play video files inside the WebView including embedded iFrame videos
  • • Take full screenshots from your WebView object
  • • Get GPS location information in to your JS
  • • Enable file picker dialog on your HTML input fields
  • • Choose on the background color of your WebView or make it transparent
  • • TouchEvent to know when the WebView is touched
  • • Optionally prevent URL loads and let Air handle them
  • • Support Android custom-tabs
  • • Supports iOS SafariViewController
  • • Provides you with a 100% identical AS3 API
  • • Load HTML Strings directly into the WebView instance
  • • Always up to date
Every license of this ANE being purchased can be used in one project (Android+iOS) only. If you want to use this ANE in other projects, you need to buy it again.


If you are doing many AdobeAIR apps, you should consider joining the club for ‘unlimited usage’.


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NOTICE: If you have purchased ANEs with total worth more than $50 in the last 6 months, the Premium Support Package is granted to you



Full communication between Javascript and Actionscript

In RichWebView you will have an easy access to call JS functions from AS side and also you can send complex data from JS side to Actionscript.

Imagine you like to display the html help document of your game which is online on your website, in your game’s help page too… As you have full communication between AS3 and JS, you can easily tell JS that you’re viewing the page inside the app, so that it can load a different CSS stylesheets or add customized elements in the html page! Possibilities are limitless…



Managing WebView position and dimension on the stage

RichWebView will be added on top of your Air stage but you can easily move it around or change the x, y, width and height positions to make it fit in the best way you wish inside your Adobe Air application.



Supporting iFrame and HTML5 videos

HTML5 supports video playback and of course native WebView on Android and iOS support that too. Because RichWebView is built on native WebView libraries, you will have full support on playing videos or even embedding iFrame videos from Vimeo or YouTube.



Taking Screenshot from the web content

RichWebView allows you to take fullscreen screenshots from your web content and returns the Bitmap Data of it to the Actionscript side.



Supporting HTML GPS APIs

To be able to access GPS information in your HTML content is easy with RichWebView. We have taken care of all the required settings and all you have to do is to use Javascript GPS APIs and read GPS information in your HTML content. Which again the sample files in the package include an example of reading GPS information.



Support for almost all HTML input fields like file picker element

RichWebView supports almost all different form input fields available in HTML. The coolest one though is the file input field which will open a dialog over your app and lets you select a file. Then the result will be sent to your Javascript functions.



Supporting custom color or transparent backgrounds

With RichWebView you can decide if you want your web content have transparent background or any other color of your choice.



TouchEvent to know when the WebView is touched

Although you have full communication between JS and AS sides, with this native extension you can listen for TouchEvents so you will know when the user is touching over the web content.



Optionally prevent URL loads and let Air handle them

There are times when you wish to prevent Webview from opening URLs in the normal way and instead, you wish to let Air handle the user touch on a URL link, You can easily do that with Rich Webview.


Android customtabs & iOS safariViewController

Enjoy using the default browser features inside of your AIR application. You can use Android customtabs or iOS safariViewController to open the device’s default browser inside of your app without leaving the application. Some functions are customizable, such as the browser color scheme, items of the browser’s menu, and etc. And all of these stuff are accessible by one easy AS3 API for both, Android and iOS. Cheers!



Providing 100% identical AS3 API

We spent countless hours discussing the differences between iOS and Android Native WebView APIs and created a completely new approach toward these functionalities to make sure the resulting AS3 API will be not only 100% identical on both platforms but also super easy to work with.



Always up to date

Our dev team, are always checking on the latest releases of Android/iOS to make sure you have access to the latest features of this library.


Premium Support Package

If you are an active MyFlashLabs club member, you will have access to our private and secure support ticket system for all our ANEs. Even if you are not a member, you can still receive premium help if you purchase the premium support package.






This product is under the “One Time Usage” license which allows you to use the purchased item in a single end product. You may charge your client for your services to create an end product. But you can’t use the “One Time Usage” license on multiple clients or jobs. View the full legal terms at MyFlashLabs licensing.

So if you like to use the purchased item in multiple end products, you can order the item per usage to buy more “One Time Usage” licenses in a single order or at any time later! And of course you can also consider buying our popular “Unlimited Usage” license, which allows you to use the purchased item in ANY number of end products. This type of license is available to Club members only. Read more about the club membership and its benefits.





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