Adobe Integrated Runtime runs on the operating system and not inside a browser, such as flash VM. This is called “Rich Desktop Application” or RDA, by extension abbreviation RIA “Rich Internet Application”, which takes its name AIR (RIA backwards).
AIR 1.0 was released in March 2008.
Similarly as Java, RIA requires the prior installation of an execution engine in which the application is executed. This has the advantage therefore not having to write a single code for all platforms supported by AIR .
In these additions we retain the ability to create, edit and delete files, as well as the integration of a local database based on SQLite.
In June 2007 , Adobe abandons the name Apollo for the name AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime).
April 1, 2008, Adobe AIR is available in Alpha for Linux.
A little over three years later June 14, 2011, the development was abandoned due to insufficient increase of Linux desktop market.
October 8, 2010 Adobe publishes the mobile version of Adobe AIR on Android Market.
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