The new Adobe AIR runtime enables Ajax developers to build rich Internet applications (RIAs) that deploy on the desktop. AIR applications run across operating systems on the WebKit HTML engine and are easily delivered using a single installer file. With Adobe AIR, Ajax developers can use their existing skills and code to build responsive, highly engaging applications that combine the power of local resources and data with the reach of the web.
Benefits of Adobe AIR for developers using Ajax include:
Use existing code, plus Adobe Dreamweaver, Aptana, or another IDE, and common Ajax frameworks to deliver applications to the desktop that complement and expand your browser applications.
Take advantage of the desktop capabilities of Adobe AIR to build applications that are more responsive, engaging, and valuable for users.
AIR applications built with Ajax use the open source, cross-operating system WebKit engine, so you can deliver the same code on the desktop as in the browser.
Since Adobe AIR applications use proven, open technologies such as WebKit, SQLite, and ECMAScript, you can feel confident about their reliability and stability