During these days I just ran into Adobe Air and remembered a discussion I had once with Gernot Pötsch. The main innovation of Adobe Air is the ability to unify the Browser and the Desktop. The borders are dissappearing and the user is just doing what he want to do without caring about file uploads, FTP accounts and data transfer.
Although I believe that Adobe Air is the wrong way. I think it gives us an impression on the main direction we are heading. Furthermore the excitement of all think-about-the-web-ers ist partially understandable, but whats missing (as for other “nice” and innovative technologies) is the hands on fantastic ground breaking application. Although Pownce has its Windows Client created in Adobe Air, its web interface was still done in Django showing that Adobe Air seem not yet ready for production. And even Kuler can not really get me excited. Just seems like a nice little toy, I do not need.
So looking at this development, I’ waiting curiously for the first substantial application showing the capabilities and the new possibilities of User Experience
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