I would love to see an application manager that comes with
the air runtime. this could be a simple application that a user can
use to create rules about what an AIR can do on their system. For
* Turn off network access for a certain AIR app.
* Prevent another AIR from reading files outside App-Path and
* Stop an app from gaining access to a webcam or sound device
* Specify the URL that a AIR can access via the network.
This could be done by designing the AIR APIs to check a rule
file before carrying out the functions. If access is denied then
AIR would just respond to the application as if the resource was
This way I users can feel much more comfortable when
downloading and testing AIR apps because they can now control what
the app is done without having to get the source code of the app.
This would also lessen the impact malicious AIR apps that might be
coming from unknown sources.