Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Adobe Air Lifts Off

Amidst the constant battles between competing formats we as end users ultimately benefit from the development of new tools and applications. A convergence between the web experience and the desktop environment is taking shape in the form of Adobe Air, the new cross-platform runtime that gives web developers the tools to build rich web applications for the desktop.

Andy Plesser of Beet.tv writes in his post, Attention Video Publishers: New Adobe Desktop Environment for Web Shows Could be Cooler than QuickTime Podcasts, "There's been a good bit of anticipation about the Adobe Media Player (AMP), the application that will allow users to download videos to a desktop environment. Up until now, virtually all Flash video files are streamed and watched in a browser... Unlike podcasts, which are downloaded and saved as files along with some enclosed metadata, the new AMP environment will appear as a sort of rich, Web-like environment. It is on the desktop, but connected to the Web and updated via RSS."

Plesser interviewed Ryan Stewart "Rich Application Internet Mountaineer" and ZDNet blogger who works for Adobe as "the Rich Internet Application Evangelist" and provides "an overview of AIR and its implications for video."




Associated quotes and video originally published on February 29th 2008 as "Attention Video Publishers: New Adobe Desktop Environment for Web Shows Could be Cooler than QuickTime Podcasts" by Andy Plesser for Beet.tv.

Related:
  • Live video from Adobe Engage event - February 25, 2008 - Scobelizer
  • AIR Goes Live: The Best Things About Adobe's AIR Platform - February 25, 2008 - ReadWriteWeb
  • 6 Adobe AIR Apps to Check Out - February 25, 2008 - ReadWriteWeb
  • Adobe AIR Vs Microsoft Silverlight: It’s All About Numbers - February 26, 2008 TechCrunch
  • Adobe Floating on Air - March 3, 2008 - eWeek