Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that lets developers combine HTML, Ajax, Adobe Flash®, and Flex technologies to deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the desktop. Adobe AIR allows developers to use familiar tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Flex Builder 3, Flash CS4 Professional, or any text editor to build their applications and easily deliver a single application installer that works across operating systems.
Adobe AIR allows web developers to use existing technologies to build and deploy rich Internet applications to the desktop.
> Cross platform application runtime
> Full control over visual look and feel
> Native integration with the desktop
> Leverages existing web technologies and programming languages
> Network Detection
> File I/O
> Custom Window Chrome
> (shapes, alpha transparency)
> Native Menus
> Drag & Drop and Clipboard
> System Tray and Dock
> Application/Installer Signing
> Background Applications
> Application Update APIs
> Full Network Stack
> Updated HTTP Support
> Supports XML-RPC /
> SOAP / Rest Based Web Services
> Binary and XML Sockets
> Allows applications to run on any platform or system.
> File Type Registrations