Adobe AIR is an environment for running applications, usually written in ActionScript. Usually this language is used in Flash applications, which can be launched with the built-in Flash Player plugin in the web browser. Using Adobe AIR allows you to run such applications without the help of a browser - just as executable EXE files are launched on your computer. With Adobe AIR you can learn to play guitar, read e-books, watch videos from the Internet and much more. All you need to run these programs on your computer is an installed Adobe AIR environment.
If you are a developer, then the creation of Adobe AIR applications will allow you to use the main advantage of this package - independence from the platform installed at the end user, because Adobe AIR supports most common operating systems, from Windows and Mac OS to iOS and Android. With Adobe AIR software you can use 3D acceleration and acceleration from the GPU, multithreaded decoding of high-resolution video and images. Adobe AIR allows you to create games with three-dimensional effects, use non rectangular interfaces with varying degrees of transparency, use drag-and-drop technology and much more. Adobe AIR also supports GPS, accelerometers, photo and video cameras, microphones and other modules that are often used in mobile devices.