Adobe AIR Becomes Popular, Acrobat.com With Online Office Suite

Adobe AIR is an important platform and I believe we haven’t talked about it at all. So what is Adobe AIR?

Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that lets developers combine HTML, Ajax, Adobe Flash®, and Flex technologies to deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the desktop.

How popular is Adobe AIR?

…more than 850,000 developers have already downloaded the AIR software development kit, with 25 million AIR applications uploaded already…

What are the most popular Adobe AIR applications? Click here and to find out.

And if you think that Adobe will stop here consider Adobe's Acrobat.com, which now has its own online office suite ( similar to Zoho, ThinkFree etc).

If you go to Acrobat.com you can have your own "word processor (Buzzword), web conferencing/whiteboard app (ConnectNow), online file sharing (Share), file storage, (My Files), and PDF converter." More info is available from ReadWriteWeb.

Maybe it is time to replace the pricey Microsoft Office with one of the other web based competitors?

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