Rich Internet Applications commonly known as RIA’s are nothing but the small programs or package of small programs which comprises rich user interface (UI) for user’s visual satisfaction and interactivity for user’s basic to advanced needs from a computer program. Although its name has “Internet” it can be used across the desktops and browsers. These can communicate from desktop based application to browser based application and vice-versa.
RIA’s are popular for richer and engaging user experience. With the help of Flash platform these can be developed with ease. RIA application can give customized results to user such as a quick preview of budget in various types of charts just with few clicks; not only with perfection but in a trendy way. All this can be done within seconds. Executives can use it to change their reports just before they start presentation in meeting with current status of market which is updated from internet.
Presentation developed from these applications can have up to date data collected from various sources as it gets connected to databases over the internet servers. The same presentation can be sent to others from these RIA’s.
RIA’s can be used on Desktops, smartphones, television sets, KIOSK’s, PDA’s and other many more devices. RIA’s can be used in Finance Industry, Marketing, Medical, Government Sectors, Media, etc. etc. for generating and delivering various demands raised everyday by millions of user’s.
RIA’s developed with Flash Platform and delivered through Flash Player or AIR on Desktops, PDA’s and Browsers. As compared to other RIA’s the RIA’s developed with Adobe Flash Platform have minimal development time, better engaging experience and most importantly they are cost effective. These RIA’s require small amount of disk space (if designed efficiently) over the other RIA’s.
Other than Flash Platform, RIA’s are commonly developed on Sun Microsystems’ Java and Microsoft Silverlight platforms.