Adobe Apollo Gets New Name, Beta Release

Now called Adobe Integrated Runtime, Adobe AIR helps IT build Web applications that work like desktop apps.

June 12, 2007

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Adobe today released a beta version of AIR, or Adobe Integrated Runtime, designed to help IT build better Web applications.

Formerly called Apollo, the software is now available as a free software development kit. Also today, Adobe released a beta test version of Flex 3 that can be used in conjunction with AIR.

AIR competes with other so-called Rich Internet Application runtimes, including Microsoft's new Silverlight software and Google Gears.This area of software is creating competitors as well as partners. For instance, Adobe and Google are working closely on Web software.

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