Happy Birthday Adobe® AIR®… 2 years and still growing

images.jpeg On February 25, 2008 Adobe gave birth to Adobe AIR. In two short years, we’ve seen the rapid growth and adoption of Adobe AIR with major brand names to small start-ups. AIR now powers a variety of applications used by enterprises and everyday consumers in applications for social networking, gaming, eLearning, subscription based services, tax collection, viewing of live events, video, productivity tools, collaboration services, film and television promotion, and more. I can’t wait to see all the new applications that we will see in 2010 that take advantage of the new desktop features in AIR 2 as well as the mobile release with support for Android and iPhone.

“It takes a village to raise child”
Everybody on the Adobe Flash Platform team would like to take this opportunity to thank all the developers, partners and customers that have provided feedback, participated in our betas, supported and adopted Adobe AIR over the last two years. Our community has and continues to be a key part of AIR’s success.

We actually started the birthday party a little early in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress when we demonstrated AIR working on Android. We also received an early birthday present when Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™ Pro Mobile, an iPhone application built using Packager for iPhone was listed on Apple’s App Store now available on the iPhone. The number of AIR apps in the App Store powered by AIR keeps growing and in a few weeks we will be highlighting a few of the AIR apps for the iPhone so stay tuned.

Thank you.
Michael Hu
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Adobe AIR

8 Responses to Happy Birthday Adobe® AIR®… 2 years and still growing

  1. Joe Barstow says:

    I can remember sitting in class and the instructor unveiling Adobe Air with a glint in his eye like he struck gold, in retrospect, I think he did! Technology has a lot of room to grow, thanks Adobe for helping to carry that torch. My grandchildren will also thank you 🙂

  2. Dhaya says:

    Happy birthday to the AIR team ! The “Apollo” rocket is now in orbit and it rocks 🙂 It has been (and still is) a pleasure to fiddle with this ground breaking technology since the early versions !

  3. Jeff says:

    iphone is so 2008… Adroid is where it’s at.

  4. cristi says:

    Happy birthday AIR!

    There are two years since you make my day!

  5. Smart Phones wouldn’t be Smart Phones if there Adobe Air wasn’t developed. Two years is a short time compared to the success that this product has garnered in that short span of time. I do hope that you continue providing the same quality of programs and updates as you did in the past two years.

  6. I really like to develop app with AIR. It really saves me time.

  7. Tahir Alvi says:


    it is very big achievement that in two years it has famous in community. This indicate that AIR is more growing in next two years.

  8. Looking for research on the adoption rates of desktop apps versus traditional web; interested in perspectives (backed by data or focus groups) on user interaction (one over the other).