Adobe announced the launch of new design tools that make applications developed for the Web work as programs desktop. The product, presented yesterday and known by the code name Apollo, allows the software developed in a Web 2.0 environment run both from the web browser how from desktop, with no need to rewrite the code.
A trial version of the new software commercially to be called Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) is available starting this Monday, allowing users to write programs in Rich Internet Applications for PCs desktop, even when there is no connection to the web.
According to Adobe, they will mainly benefit from this new software intensive multimedia applications, in situations where local connections wireless fail.
The new software also allows the Upload of photos and make price information available without being constantly connected to the Web. More complex functions are being performed by eBay, which uses the software to create notifications for the sellers of its auctions, in order to manage auctions outside the Internet.
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