Adobe AIR Ships: Do You Care?

After an extensive beta period, Adobe’s AIR rich internet application application framework is shipping as version 1.0. You can download a copy here. Of course, Adobe isn’t the only player in the market trying to blur the lines between web and desktop applications - Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla all have their own initiatives in this space as well.

You’d think web workers would be all over this sort of development environment, but so far we’re not seeing a lot of RIA work (using AIR or the alternatives) in the sort of personal productivity and groupware applications that we cover most often. Adobe lists a variety of applications already shipping on their Marketplace page, but what’s your experience? Have you even installed AIR on your computers? If so, what are you using it for?

via WWD

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