Is it just me or have people reading this been ‘unimpressed’ with the ‘volume’ of adobe air applications released?
When Adobe AIR was first announced last year I expected every man and his dog to be building apps like this – I’m yet to hear of anyone in NY building a small independent app or see anything on offer that blows me out of the water the way I thought I would.
Are people all ‘developed’ out after writing Facebook apps, browser toolbar apps, etc etc – is a ROI now a critical factor on creating for the sake of creating or is there some limitation in AIR/Silverlight/Firefox(or whatever their proprietary chromeless runtime was called that i said was always going to be a dog) I haven’t read about?
I agree -ReplyDelete
based on all the hype for Air (Apollo) before its release, I was expecting the same.
But I think things are moving forward with a natural pace - I've build a couple of prototype apps with Air and it seems to be thought out pretty well - the learning curve from Flash, Flex or HTML/JS being very affordable ...
Although there are some eval/sandbox issues limiting its sexiness, I guess we're going to see some cool stuff pretty soon (I am yet to be impressed by something of value higher than the occasional Twitter client :P).