Tag Archives: desktop

*chirp – someone should have told them there's a cross-OS way to build desktop apps

Today saw the release of a new desktop Twitter client – *chirp. It’s not like we needed another desktop client for Twitter, what with TweetDeck, DestroyTwitter, Spaz, Twhirl and others already available, but the unique feature of this new application … Continue reading

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Determining when you should (and shouldn't) use AIR

Whilst AIR makes it really easy for web developers to build and deploy cross OS desktop applications, it’s important to consider whether a desktop application is the most appropriate way for your target audience to access your RIA. It often … Continue reading

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BBC launches iPlayer desktop on Adobe AIR

On the same day as Adobe announced that the final release of AIR 1.5 for Linux is available for download, the BBC have launched iPlayer desktop for Mac, Windows and Linux users, built on Adobe AIR. BBC iPlayer desktop allows … Continue reading

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Lastminute.com partners with Adobe to deliver desktop notifications

One of the new services that we announced at MAX this year was Adobe Wave, an Adobe AIR application and Adobe hosted service that work together to deliver desktop notifications to users. Adobe Wave lets consumers opt-in to receive messages … Continue reading

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