The browser has become the preferred way for delivering many applications because it allows easy deployment across operating systems and simplified application maintenance. Plus, the modern programming languages used in the browser enable rapid application design and development.
The Adobe® AIR runtime complements the browser by providing the same application development and deployment benefits while adding desktop integration, local data access, and enhanced branding opportunities. An emerging design pattern for rich Internet applications (RIAs) is to deliver a browser-based version of an RIA in the browser for all users and an RIA on the desktop for more active users.
NASDAQ announces public beta on Adobe AIR
NASDAQ announced immediate availability of a public beta of Market Replay, an application built on Adobe AIR that enables investors and brokers to replay market activity down to the level of individual trades.
FedEx announces public beta on Adobe AIR
The new FedEx package tracker allows users to track where packages are while they are en route and to receive alerts at key points in the process.
New York Times announces public beta on Adobe AIR
Shifd allows users to easily synchronize information between their mobile devices and their computer’s desktop using an application on Adobe AIR.
Anthropologie, salesforce.com, Business Objects, NeoPets, PayPal, Sharp, SAP, and Loyal Management Group/Nectar have all announced that they are building applications on Adobe AIR.