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    Programming Ninja mkeefe's Avatar
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    Feb 2003

    Adobe Apollo :: Getting Started

    As you may or may not know Adobe has release the first public Alpha of their cross-platform runtime for deskop applications, codename "Apollo".

    What is Apollo?
    From Adobe Labs

    Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop.

    Apollo enables developers to create applications that combine the benefits of web applications network and user connectivity, rich media content, ease of development, and broad reach with the strengths of desktop applications application interactions, local resource access, personal settings, powerful functionality, and rich interactive experiences.
    What you need to get started

    Viewing or Building

    Apollo Runtime (main application that runs Apollo apps)
    Flash Player 9 (installed from runtime)

    Building Apps

    Apollo SDK
    Flex Builder plugin (optional)
    Text Editor
    Java (only install if needed)

    Docs and Guides

    Installation Instructions

    You can find more Links and Resources at

    Hope this helps and post if you have any questions.


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    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Wow this looks sounds really good. About time they moved web dev to desktop! Should be interesting to see how it pans out.

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    Coffee drinker
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    Nov 2002
    Saint Paul

    so it looks like an an advanced robust widget builder app.

    cool, man!

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