USA Today has an interview with new Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen which includes his view of how Adobe hopes to “marry the power of the desktop with the Web” with applications developed with Adobe’s AIR. As a concrete illustration of the type of functionality an AIR app could provide, Narayen points to Apple’s iTunes:
Look at what (Apple’s) iTunes does, you never know when you’re online or offline. For the user, it’s a seamless experience. We want to overcome some of the barriers that exist with a browser, to let people access maps, recipes and sports scores, for instance, in an application that sits on your desktop.
Full interview here:
Adobe’s New CEO Zeroes in on Web
Knowledge@Wharton published an extensive two-part interview with Narayen this past spring. For more comments from Adobe’s new CEO, see: