Thermo would make a great AIR app.

October 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm 2 comments

I’m quite excited about Thermo.  I haven’t seen Thermo yet.  Few people have.  But I’ve watched the videos, and read the reports.  I’m even planning to support the FXG format in e2vector.

But I think Adobe missed a trick not creating it as an AIR application.  I believe it is technically feasible.

What better way for Adobe to boost the credibility of AIR as a serious platform for desktop applications than to release an exciting new mainstream product as an AIR application.


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  • 1. Josh  |  October 30, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    One problem. They’d have to either write a compiler in AS3 or add the ability to run external applications (the Flex SDK compiler to build the SWF) to AIR.

    However, it’s worth noting that panels in many of the CS4 apps are SWF-based already. I think they’re on their way to your dream. They’re just taking their time and doing it in small, deliberate steps. As they said at MAX last year, they expect the main version of Photoshop to be 100% web-based eventually. It’ll probably happen, but give it time. It takes a lot of work to build a full development and design app from scratch targeting SWF.

  • 2. e2easy  |  January 23, 2009 at 7:40 am

    It could generate source code, and simulate the behaviour of that code on-screen without compilation.

    Of course, an SWF is just data written to a file. Again, it could theoretically be generated by an AIR app.


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