news // 2007.03.20 08:53:22 [hh]
"Apollo" kompakt: erste Informationen von Adobe
Apollo enables developers to create applications that combine the benefits of web applications – network and user connectivity, rich media content, ease of development, and broad reach – with the strengths of desktop applications – application interactions, local resource access, personal settings, powerful functionality, and rich interactive experiences.
Apollo enables familiar application interaction models, including drag-and-drop support, rich clipboard access, and desktop and system shortcuts. Furthermore, Apollo applications run as regular applications, and do not have to run within another application or shell (as web applications do by running within the browser).
This alpha version of the Apollo runtime provides developers with the opportunity to begin building applications for Apollo. Future releases will provide more stability, more desktop integration, and enhanced support for Ajax developers.
The Apollo Developer SDK, sample applications, and Apollo documentation provide everything a developer needs to start building applications. There are also technical articles, developer videos, and sample applications located throughout the Labs site.
Adobe intends to provide the final release of Apollo and additional developer resources when the prerelease cycle is complete later this year.
Dazu Kevin Lynch, Senior Vice President für den Plattform-Business und die Acrobat-Produkte sowie Chief Software Architect bei Adobe: "RIAs have become a core element of today’s web computing experience. We’re working to enable this new generation of innovative applications to bridge the chasm between the web and the personal computer. Apollo will empower millions of web developers to make their RIAs first-class citizens on the desktop using the tools they already know. With this alpha release, we’re continuing our collaborative effort with the community of developers and designers to further evolve how the world engages with ideas and information. We can’t wait to see what the community will create in this new medium."
Fragen und Adobes Antworten
What is the Adobe Apollo Alpha?
Why an Apollo Alpha?
To put it simply, Apollo is unfinished. We want to make it available to you now, so you can tell us what you like, and what you'd like better, so you can help us shape it into the solution that users and developers need. Future releases will provide more stability, more desktop integration, enhanced support for AJAX developers, and other capabilities based on your feedback.
How does Apollo differ from Adobe Flash Player or a web browser?
A web browser allows users to view and interact with web pages and applications located on a website accessed through a network. Adobe Flash Player is the high-performance, lightweight runtime client for delivering RIAs inside of the browser. Neither Adobe Flash Player nor web browsers allow developers to build desktop applications using web technologies.
What are the system requirements?
These system requirements apply to the alpha release of Apollo. Additional configurations and systems will be supported in future releases.
Windows: Win Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Vista Home premium edition
Macintosh: Mac OSX 10.4 on PPC or Intel