Rich & Interactive Desktop Applications using Adobe AIR

Posted Under: Adobe Flex and AIR

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Adobe AIR enables web developers to use their skills in developing & deploying web applications outside the browser using existing technologies such as Flash, Flex, Ajax, HTML, CSS, XML, Web Services etc. Adobe AIR desktop applications enable the users to break free of the browser limitations.

Some of the key benefits are:
• Richer integration with desktop with clipboard and drag n drop support
• Pixel perfect control of application layout
• Much faster & responsive applications by using integrated SQLite database support and synchronization with remote database on demand
• Persist data (movies, images, mp3, documents etc.) using local file system access
• Enabling online & offline access to reduce network traffic
• Making application live & interactive by synchronizing the data at start-up displaying notifications & updates
• Deliver fully branded experiences with desktop functionality
• It is cross-platform, meaning that applications developed once, will natively run on Windows, Mac, and Linux machines – with a good chance of it finding its way to mobile devices.

Some Featured Adobe AIR applications:

    • Tools

o Desktop Utilities: e.g. Upload files, manage workspaces, and get instant updates from your workspaces
o Developer Tools: e.g. Resize and upload image tool
o Content Browsing

    • Entertainment

o Media Players
o Games
o Content Marketplace

    • E-Commerce

o Shopping Carts
o Lead Generation & Management
o Real Time dashboards

    • Business Applications

o Document management system
o Task Management or Project Management
o CRM Application

    • Collaboration

o Content Management Systems
o Instant Messaging
o Audio/Video Communication
o Desktop Sharing
o Live Customer Support Systems

For sure, with adobe AIR, there is going to be an explosion of software applications that can be developed more rapidly, and utilized by more people worldwide breaking free of the browser limitations.

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Posted by : Abhishek Agarwal Date : January 23, 2009

Abhishek Agarwal is Co-founder and CEO of Rightway Solution and Leads Business Development and Marketing Initiatives.

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