Taking the web out of the browser

"Apollo is a new cross-platform desktop runtime being developed by Adobe that allows web developers to use web technologies to build and deploy Rich Internet Applications and web applications to the desktop. Why would anyone want to do this? Well, we work with a lot of sales reps who are out in the field and don\'t have a reliable internet connection. Building an application that can easily sync with internet content has been tricky to do in the past, but Apollo is promising an API for synchronizing data whenever you are actually online. This could be the actual build once, run anywhere desktop solution that Java never really delivered on."