The Flash Platform enables and supports a new class of applications, called contextual applications. These applications are characterized by their ability to adapt presentation and performance to different application contexts, including multiple operating systems, platforms, and devices; diverse and changing types of networks; and unique user expectations and personalization.
Examples and case studies
Times Reader 2.0 delivers rich editorial as text, video, and graphics that subscribers can view in an Adobe AIR application, without having to deal with the idiosyncrasies of different web browsers.
Fanbase features an audio player, chat room, and continuous photo, video, and news feeds with which music fans can receive the latest content from their favorite musicians in a single download.
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