What is it?
I have known about the Adobe AIR runtime and its concept for quite a long time, which were initially introduced back in 2007. It was an attempt to bridge the existing gap between the desktop and browser based apps, keeping as many of their respective advantages as possible.
For what I know, basically there are two ways of using Adobe AIR:
- You can develop an application using web technologies like HTML or Flash/Flex expecifically targeting this distribution platform, or
- You can develop your web application as usual and then wrap it around this "envelope".