Monday, June 11th, 2007
I personally like Apollo, and it had already built recognition, but it is now called Adobe Air.
What is new in the Air beta?
The new beta version of Adobe AIR allows developers to incorporate PDF by leveraging Adobe ReaderÂ® 8.1 functionality. Users will be able to view and interact with PDF documents within Adobe AIR applications similarly to how they interact with a PDF in the browser today. New capabilities such as support for transparent HTML windows, drag and drop support, and complete access to Adobe AIR and Flash APIs allow Ajax developers to create truly engaging desktop applications. Developers building Adobe AIR applications can use the Ajax frameworks of their choice, and the latest version of WebKit incorporated into Adobe AIR beta provides more components than were previously available in Apollo alpha. The embedded, cross-platform, open source SQLite local database was one of the most requested features from the Apollo alpha release. It requires no extra setup while providing large data capacity and full text search, enabling Web developers who traditionally rely on a database for storage to easily build desktop applications without changing existing techniques. Additionally, a tool is now available on Adobe Labs for DreamweaverÂ® CS3 that enables Dreamweaver projects to be delivered as Adobe AIR applications.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 am