With so many to discover, here's a look at why you might want to recommend your favorite Adobe AIR apps at FreshAIRApps.
FreshAIRApps officially launched in April to showcase some of the most popular AIR applications available. James Whittaker, the interactive designer and creator of FreshAIRApps, does a great job of taking FreshAIRApps a step further than your typical directory. FreshAIRApps intends to give back to the community by providing users and developers with Adobe AIR news updates, tutorials, and numerous development resources.
Adobe AIR Showcase
FreshAIRApps provides a great showcase for some of the hottest AIR apps available. Given a brief review, users are welcome to provide their own opinions in the comments section and rate each app on a scale of 1-5. So far only a handful of of AIR apps have been submitted. However, site visitors can easily submit an AIR app for reviewing via the "Suggest an AIR app" button located conveniently on the site's navigation menu.
Adobe AIR News
FreshAIRApps also has a section devoted to Adobe AIR news. What's really unique about this section is the type of news that's featured. Not only will visitors receive updates on the latest news from Adobe, but also news about applications that have been reviewed including upcoming releases and links to interviews of the developers.
Adobe AIR Tutorials and Resources
Due to FreshAIRApps' recent debut there are only two tutorials available. The provided tutorials are aimed at beginning developers of the Adobe AIR platform. The first tutorial features a host of information about the tools and technical skills you'll need to begin developing an application using the Adobe AIR platform. Also provided are links to Adobe AIR development extensions for Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3.
The second tutorial provides developers with backgrounds in programming languages such as Flex, Flash, HTML, and AJAX with a great list of documentation resources to get started. Along with book recommendations, more resources can be found in the 'Resources' section of the site.