Adobe Integrated Runtime, also known as Adobe AIR, codenamed and originally called Apollo, is a cross-operating system runtime environment for building rich Internet applications, using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML and Ajax, that can be deployed as a
Microsoft Silverlight is a browser plugin that allows web applications to be developed with features like animation, vector graphics, and audio-video playback – features that characterize a rich internet application.
Google Gears is beta software offered by Google to enable off-line access to services that normally only are available on-line. It installs a database engine, based on SQLite, on the client system to locally cache the data.
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