quote:I don't see that there necessarily is a difference. You can use AIR to build a thin client. You can use AIR to build a thick client. It's a tool. It doesn't tell you what to build.
Originally posted by: ChinmayeePune
I would like to know the basic difference between Adobe Air & thin client applications.
quote:AIR includes several networking facilities which can be used to interact with a web server.
Also, does Adobe air supports web applications?
quote:It can do it the same way a browser does: by sending requests over HTTP, handled by server side code that manipulates the DB. If you have a "Web Service" API, AIR supports all the SOAP ****, too. And, there is a raw network API if you have to hand-roll your low-level protocol.
how it interacts with centralize database which resides on main server?
quote:AIR doesn't support MySQL at all. The only native DB support it has is for SQLite, which is used for databases on the local file system where the AIR app resides. To access a remote DB, you have to use some form of custom networking to reach it.
Does Adobe Air works only with MySQL?