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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe AIR

A specific scenario where Adobe air would be a good candidate, is a project that requires the same experience to be delivered via mobile, desktop/kiosk, and browser (via flash). And one in which the assets are all created using Adobe software (photoshop, illustrator, etc.)

A scenario where AIR is less appropriate would be a performance-intensive app/game, and especially any type of project that includes 3D assets. While there are 3D frameworks for Adobe AIR, there are many other solutions that would be much better suited for that task (like Unity or Unreal Engine for example).
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ASP.NET

ASP.NET is definitely well-suited for Enterprise applications as it was designed for just such a purpose. It has capabilities to produce cross-platform solutions. The learning curve when switching can be intimidating, but as long as your team has a decent knowledge of general web development, then it should not be too difficult to make the transition. You will be satisfied in the end.
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Pros

Adobe AIR

  • Adobe AIR supports a lot of commonly needed features for mobile app development.
  • It is fairly stable and consistent once you learn how to use it.
  • It is cross-platform and is supported by some useful third-party plugins.
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ASP.NET

  • Utilizes .NET framework and familiar languages such as C# which makes it very easy to learn.
  • Native support for MVC via ootb templates.
  • Web API 2 allows very easy creation of RESTful Web Services.
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Cons

Adobe AIR

  • Adobe Air applications are taxing on a user's CPU, especially considering how simple a lot of the apps are.
  • Updating and installing Air based applications is very user unfriendly, often asks for updates that are aggressively pushed to the front of the user.
  • As HTML 5 has gotten more and more sophisticated, for basic things a lot of times browser-based apps make a lot more sense.
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ASP.NET

  • It can get pricey in order to use the full feature set of VS enterprise (free community edition available).
  • Potentially harder implementation of web applications when not using the native MS technologies such as IIS.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe AIR

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ASP.NET

ASP.NET 10.0
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It is the backbone of all our products
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Usability

Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR 7.0
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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.
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ASP.NET

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR is more friendly to a serious programmer because it supports core programming methodology in a way that Unity does not. Both AIR and Unity have a hidden underlying layer of event management code that can add performance costs. However, Unity is more friendly to a beginner or a designer who has not studied programming principles. It has better error reporting and documentation.
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ASP.NET

Familiarity, convenience, some of the core activities are built-in, good documentation.
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Return on Investment

Adobe AIR

  • Adobe AIR was great for me because I had more experience with Flash and AS3 than any other programming environment.
  • I was able to use it for freelance jobs that earned fiscal income and programming experience.
  • It helped me carve out a niche and become a respected faculty member at the Academy of Art University.
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ASP.NET

  • NET saved developer and maintenance cost.
  • NET provided faster update for our business users.
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Pricing Details

Adobe AIR

General

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

General

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

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