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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR is well-suited for a developer who is already familiar with Flash and AS3. It is well-suited for 2D app development using Starling or another third-party graphics library. However, to be used appropriately and avoid errors and poor performance, a basic understanding of programming principles is needed, so it's not great for a designer who hasn't studied a lot of coding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

dotConnect for Salesforce

Scenarios best suited for dotConnect for Salesforce:
  • Mid or small-size companies with a very small team of staff can now easily manage their clients and their data.
  • The ease of deployment and consistency makes way for a more robust and reliable platform for the companies and their clients.
  • The use of cloud apps makes integration for companies easier to maintain, upgrade or install.
  • With the integration of SQL engine, hiring & training (if required) of new employees are easier.
Scenarios where dotConnect for Salesforce is less appropriate or not suited:
  • Companies working on another platform apart from Microsoft would have no option or find it hard to run and deploy dotConnect for Salesforce.
Sandarbh Asthana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe AIR

  • Smooth transition from Flash/Actionscript 3, and ability to port older Flash projects to AIR with little to no code changes.
  • Ability to integrate custom and third party native extensions (ANE files) provides access to hardware and other APIs otherwise only exposed via native java/obj-c/swift.
  • Ability to code and test within a single IDE (Flash / Flash Builder / Flash Develop) makes it extremely easy to set up a project and development environment. The ability to use the Flash timeline is a huge advantage when doing animation.
  • The abundance of AS3/Flash examples and tutorials online provide a vast resource compared to other hybrid solutions.
Thomas Gorence | TrustRadius Reviewer

dotConnect for Salesforce

  • Easy to use, client report-friendly
  • Easy integration when accessing multiple SQL servers on the client side
  • Pulls/connects easily from any application
Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Cookson | TrustRadius Reviewer

dotConnect for Salesforce

  • It can be slow but at the same time can be managed by considering other external factors like system compatibility, network & firewall issues.
  • Requires dependencies on certain tools and that may bring some unexpected compatibility errors.
  • Entity framework feature seems to be a bit lagging behind MS-SQL.
Sandarbh Asthana | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Thomas Gorence | TrustRadius Reviewer

dotConnect for Salesforce

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe AIR

Appcelerator is open source and is very good, but my company wanted something more business-oriented and with more formal support.
William Alvarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

dotConnect for Salesforce

We had been using an outsourced company for such projects until we decided to hire our own team and do all of this DB work in-house. So this was our first year of experience with this product. So far, we're very pleased, as are our clients.
Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe AIR

  • Disney Interactive ended up ultimately having to pivot drastically to switch entirely over to Unity for our tech stack due to lack of support for Air. During this transition, we lost a huge amount of good talent, and were forced to shutter many projects.
  • Prior to the switch to Unity, Air allowed us to quickly port several web games to mobile after overhauling the graphics to be bitmap rather than vector based.
  • Air allowed a small number of our developers to be able to transition to mobile before the elimination of all web flash positions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

dotConnect for Salesforce

  • Having direct TCP connection has improved our servers uptime by more than 30%
  • Cost on training has decreased drastically.
  • The support team is really prompt & comprehensive and that has been a great plus point!
Sandarbh Asthana | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe AIR

General

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

Adobe AIR Editions & Modules

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dotConnect for Salesforce

General

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

dotConnect for Salesforce Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Edition169.95
Professional Edition335.95
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