Facing off against AIR, Sun Microsystems with its recently released JavaFX rich Internet application technology has boasted that its software has an advantage in that JavaFX runs on both the browser and desktop while Adobe offers AIR for the desktop and Flash for the browser. But Adobe's Ludwig was not overly concerned.
"So far, we haven't seen JavaFX come to market particularly effectively," Ludwig said. In terms of functionality, a lot of AIR applications use the same code for the browser and desktop, he said.
AIR 1.0 shipped in February 2008.