Adobe Air

Adobe Air 15.0.0.293

Build and deploy rich web apps on your desktop

Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that opens up much more possibilities to both developers and everyday computer users. View full description

PROS

  • Smooth animations
  • Access to loads of original web apps
  • Uses up little memory

CONS

  • Quality of AIR-based apps may vary

Excellent
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Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that opens up much more possibilities to both developers and everyday computer users.

Adobe AIR allows developers to create new web applications using HTML, XML, Javascript and Flex. What's more they aren't limited to using Adobe's library, but can create, share and use their own to create specific web applications.

For users, Adobe AIR gives access to new and exciting rich internet applications (RIA) which can be run straight from their desktop. These use very little memory, are usually quick to launch and execute and have very smooth animations.

A quick visit to the Adobe Showcase Gallery and you get an idea of the sort of applications that are being developed for Adobe AIR: a Google Analytics reporting suite, a Twitter desktop client, a movie discovery tool and much more. Of course, you can also find apps that are not that good, but thankt to Adobe AIR the possibilities are endless and really depend on the creativity of developers.

Adobe AIR contributes to the web app revolution by helping designers and developers create all sorts of Internet-based apps.

Changes

  • For full release log, please visit: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/release-note/fp_114_air_34_release_notes.html
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Adobe Air 15.0.0.293

— User reviews — about Adobe Air

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Brings The Web To Your Desktop"

    Adobe AIR is one of those products that comes along that amazes you at first usage. Online apps now working on your desk... More.

    reviewed on July 12, 2010