Saturday, July 14, 2007

Pownce invites and the rise of Adobe AIR | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone

Adobe AIR checkpoint/snapshot 

Adobe released the public beta of its Adobe AIR runtime environment (previously codenamed Apollo) about a month ago. The software is designed to allow the development of rich Internet applications that work on any operating system. I'm sure that there are technical differences, but it seems a lot like an amped-up widget engine to me.

Needless to say, AIR apps aren't nearly as ubiquitous as Adobe Flash apps (yet), but there have been a few interesting recent developments. The most-polished AIR application so far is Adobe Digital Editions, software for reading, downloading, and managing e-books. To learn more about it, check Seth Rosenblatt's First Look video for Adobe Digital Editions.

Pownce invites and the rise of Adobe AIR | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone

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