Adobe today released a public beta of AIR 2, available for download from their Adobe Labs website, with the final release expected somewhere in the first half of 2010.
Adobe AIR 2 offers a number of improvements and advantages over its predecessor, including advanced support for CSS3 & HTML5 thanks to an updated version of the Webkit browser engine – in fact the same version as used to power Safari 4.0.3. This means developers can now create desktop apps with advanced support for CSS3 modules, notably 2D transformations, transitions, animations, gradients, zoom and Webkit CSS selectors.
Adobe AIR 2 provides end users with exceptional application experiences while giving developers the easiest and most powerful way to develop desktop applications across multiple platforms (Mac, Windows, and Linux). You can find out more about the release of the AIR 2 beta here.
This development will undoubtedly lead to an increased usage of CSS3, which has already gained widespread use in mobile application development this year.
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Adobe has open minded developers . see the problem – indexing by search engines/seo – and fixing comes (microsoft..learned something? – ie maybe? )
eek. I just finished creating an application in Flex Builder 3 and there is no way you can call that CSS implementation CSS3. Maybe I am missing something here, but my other issue was that Flex Builder (the programs used to create AIR applications now) was very poorly documented. If they added some SEO layers and real CSS3, HTML5 support, lets see the docs on it!
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