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Adobe to Offer a Peek at Apollo, Web App Software

     
9:20 am on Mar 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Adobe Systems on Monday is expected to release an early version of Apollo, software that will let people run Web applications online and offline.

The first release is an "alpha" version, with a beta due sometime this summer. Version 1.0 is planned for the second half of this year.

The early version of Apollo is aimed primarily at Web designers and programmers. The free download will include a software development kit and the "runtime" software for running Apollo applications.

Adobe to Offer a Peek at Apollo, Web App Software [news.com.com]

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So with a "runtime" engine, is this another Flash/.NET or Java like framework then or will it use one of the existing systems?
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Ah yes Apollo, I liked it the first time when it was called ...

WAMP or LAMP installed on a local machine executing scripts.

Am I wrong to think this?

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I think you underestimate the power of that app! Because of the expensive prices of Adobe software, I am not really a fan of that company, but they made Flash a standard and if they do it right, this can be a tremendous success with a high impact on how sites work! It will take a few years, but having apps, which work locally and connect to an online repository in a smart way, when needed will change the way the net will tick!

Like Web 2.0 that stuff is not new, but the wrapping makes the gift! IMHO has Apollo the potential to create Web 3.0 in terms of information flow and structure!

A desktop with hundreds of thousands of applications that works on any hardware and that is fast? Sounds better than Vista :)

The ebay desktop looks pretty impressive and if they give me:

a) Office suite (compatible with MS Office)
b) Browser, email client, etc.
c) A bunch of neat tools
d) Syncing!

I would work in that environment!

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FYI, it's availble in the Labs area.

[labs.adobe.com...]

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Hi guys,

Please have a look here :
[adobe.com...]

Personally, I believe that, once it becomes totally available, developers will jump on this new technology.

But in my opinion, the market size will be quite limited for this kind of applications because, practically speaking, I doubt that normal users will want to install many programs on their computer when they can simply use their browser as they've always done until now.

So I think it will remain a niche market and that web designers won't really need to learn how to use it.

What's your opinion?

[edited by: encyclo at 8:08 pm (utc) on Mar. 20, 2007]
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once it becomes totally available, developers will jump on this new technology

Yes and no. It has already been available in the form of JSON/AJAX/Web2.0/whatever-you-want-to-call-it. Has it been embraced? Sure. By the masses? Not yet. Will developers decide to purchase a software product which requires a user to install yet another local application in order to run what we can do today with a web browser?