Useful if you want to start using Adobe AIR
Adobeair is a company that makes air conditioners (oops wrong capitalisation). AdobeAIR is a runtime environment allowing you to run web applications on the desktop without a browser. It used to be known as Apollo before Adobe renamed it after a company that makes air conditioners.
One thing that is made clear from the book is that Adobe Integrated Runtime uses the KHTML rendering engine and will therefore display pages in a similar way to how they appear in Safari and Konqueror.