What users are saying about
65 Ratings
19 Ratings
65 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.1 out of 100
19 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Adobe AIR and Apache Flex (formerly Adobe Flex) are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

Adobe AIR

60%
10 Ratings
6.0

Apache Flex

60%
2 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Adobe AIR

70%
1 Rating

Apache Flex

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe AIR

I would recommend [Adobe AIR] because it works very well, I just wish there were more resources out there on it to help the onboarding.
Yosef Ing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Flex

I feel like it was better suited in its role in the early days of the app, as things progressed, it didn't as much. It may have gotten better as Apache took over, but I think they lost some users due to other things taking over on the web a bit more.
Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe AIR

  • Fast of build project: very good tools to developers
  • Multiplatform: has the promise of deploying one application package for multiple platforms
  • Easy of use: fast developing
  • Perfect tools: instrument are simply but powerful
  • Good documentation
  • Make App for Android, iOS, Desktop
  • It's very time/cost efficient: saves great amount of time
Stefano Monti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Flex

  • Highly advanced UI platform, well suited for building enterprise applications.
  • Cross browser issues do not exist as it runs the same on every browser via Flash Player.
  • Animations are something that comes out of the box.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe AIR

  • It is cumbersome to update if you use Flash Builder.
  • It still relies on Flash and vector graphics and therefore can have poor performance unless you are using a third-party library such as Starling.
  • It is updated somewhat slowly and is still missing some useful features such as controller support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Flex

  • Relied too much on flash at some times in its history.
  • Not web standard.
  • html5 took over its market.
Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe AIR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Apache Flex

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Although Adobe AIR is just an SDK without an actual "UI" it's commonly used within Flash, Flash Builder, or FlashDevelop. Considering the integration with Flash IDE, there are very few tools that can compete with its features.
Thomas Gorence | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Flex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe AIR

Originally, Adobe AIR was the only game in town, and its blend of flexibility in platforms it could publish to (PC, Mac, iOS, Android), ease of use, and familiarity made it the clear choice. Now Adobe no longer supports it, and we’ve found the transition to Harmon unworkable for us.
Jon Marr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Flex

We are replacing adobe flex with Sencha.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe AIR

  • Allows easy porting of functionality and look and feel to many diverse platforms.
  • Shorten development and deployment time.
  • Reduced training and support costs by re-using common widgets.
John Mihaila | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache Flex

  • Positive: Easy to learn if you already knew AS.
  • Negative: Too heavy on flash knowledge (I know it's contradictory, but it was a plus & a minus).
  • ROI was great since it saves time on multiple devices compiling.
Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Add comparison