AIR: what is it good for?

Still trying to figure out the practical usefulness of the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). Interesting points in the second paragraph of this Adobe blog: AIR as “PDF of the Web 2.0”. He’s proposing that AIR do for all (other) mobile devices what the App Store is doing for the iPhone. AIR bascially lets you take […]

Interesting web stats

If the global web stats from this site are close to right: less than half the people still use IE6 one in five uses IE7 one in four uses Firefox one in 50 uses Safari only one in twelve still have 800×600 resolution eleven of twelve search with Google I first saw these linked from […]

MAX 2007 Report

Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting last week for the MAX 2007 Report. Here’s the presentation file: MAX 2007 Report PowerPoint. This file is a summary of my conference notes. Here’s the discussion outline/intro screen: Intro Keynotes/General Sessions Selected Sessions Special Interest Conclusions Questions/Comments Here’s the conclusions/summary screen: AIR is the current Big […]

Adobe, mobile devices, and the iPhone/iPod touch

As I’ve mentioned before (in April, June, and July), Macromedia and now Adobe have been strongly emphasizing the importance of developing for mobile devices for years—since at least the 2003 MAX conference that I remember. But I’ve been hearing some discouraging words regarding Flash—i.e., the lack of it—on the iPhone and iPod touch. From Roughly […]

Adobe over MS et al. in (non-PC) web apps?

(Executive summary: learn Flash / Flex / AIR!) Last week the PBS technology column The Pulpit had an interesting article about Adobe and its competing with MS and others. Some quotes (emphases added): Microsoft is putting massive resources behind Silverlight. Sun is trying to take Java to the next level with Java FX. Mozilla is […]