Good solution for quick, cross-platform apps
April 17, 2017

Good solution for quick, cross-platform apps

William Alvarez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe AIR

We use Adobe AIr to create simple training modules for our sales people and sales associates that include text and animation. The modules are structured much like games, which is part of why we chose AIR to create them. It enables us to get training content to both new hires and existing staff in a way that is a bit more fun than the typical training material.
  • Cross-platform functionality. Apps can work on different operating systems.
  • Easy to convert existing applications.
  • Very good support and documentation.
  • The technology is proprietary, and running apps created on AIR depend on Adobe's runtime to work.
  • It updates a little too often, but this is typical of Adobe in general.
  • No Windows phone support, as far as I can tell.
  • It's made creating training apps easier and the apps more portable, saving time. No need to create apps for each platform.
  • Since it enables us to use in house talent to create apps, we can save on some outsourcing.
  • Cost of the license is not too expensive compared to the alternatives.
Appcelerator is open source and is very good, but my company wanted something more business-oriented and with more formal support.
  • If you want to create relatively simple applications fairly quickly and you need them to be able to run across a variety of platforms (PC, Android, iOS).
  • If new information becomes available and we need to quickly create a training module to deploy that information without too much fuss. In our situation, it would be less appropriate for creating apps that need to integrate with our main CRM system.