Birth of a Platform: 25 Million AIR Application Installs and 850k SDK Downloads
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So when I got an email about a press release we were doing that showed we’ve had over 25 million installs of AIR applications since launch, it put a smile on my face.
But one of the more important numbers didn’t make the press release. We’ve had 850,000 SDK downloads. That means not only are users excited about AIR, but developers are getting excited as well. It’s been fun to watch various Twitter reactions to AIR (some hate, some love) and watch the platform grow. Plus, we’ve got some fun things in store. Look at all of the stuff we’ve got with Flash Player 10 and Flex 4. You’ll be able to take advantage of all of that inside of the next version of AIR, codenamed “Cosmo”. Mobile is going to be another big push down the road. Just as AIR enables you to create and deploy desktop applications on 3 operating systems at once, a mobile version of AIR could go a long way towards making it easy (and cost effective) to build applications for a variety of mobile platforms.
I got a kick out of this post by Ted Dziuba because on one hand, he’s very right. On the other hand, the web has evolved into an operating system all its own. And I think AIR plays a big part in that regardless of advancements like Chrome or Gears.