Apollo Becomes AIR

Adobe’s new web application framework previously code-named Apollo got a few neat things over the weekend. First of all, it’s name is now AIR: Adobe Integrated Runtime. More interestingly, the video is now hardware accelerated. Poof. The latter is definitely a step in the right direction. But why not full hardware acceleration for all flash content?

4 thoughts on “Apollo Becomes AIR”

  1. AIR’s like music to my ears! 😉

    And I’m rooting for your hardware accelerated Flash for you; they should get there in the end.

  2. mo says:

    Adobe pretty much owns the web word now.. no?

    before when it was macromedia and their “what the web can be.”

    I remember they still used flash in the menus 🙂 and now it’s all js.

    flash video hardware acceleration sounds like the next step in the you tube like broadcasts. cool.

    on a another note CS3 was designed for vista right – yet both flash and fireworks are buggy.. flash crashes on close, and fireworks has a brush lag in aero.. though I am very very for this new and happy integration .. super awesome.

  3. Joen says:

    they should get there in the end.

    The way I see it, either Flash does get HW acceleration, or Adobe loses the race.

    before when it was macromedia and their ?what the web can be.?

    I remember they still used flash in the menus 🙂 and now it?s all js.

    Yep, even ex-“Macromedia” has learned that there is a time and place for Flash.

  4. Ade says:

    I believe Adobe is getting there. To compete in the RIA markets and to exploit flash’s presentation delivery, Abode needs to get everything HW accelerated and will with time. Microsoft is just going to have to play nice.

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