I’ve been reading more and more about Adobe Air. This is an application which allows developers to deliver rich internet applications using popular web technologies such as AJAX, HTML, Flash and Flex.
Of particular interest is how this can be intergrated with data sources coming out from Business Objects. Head over to the Business Objects Labs and you will find a few examples (here and here) of Business Objects/Xcelcius integrating with Air. It is worth taking a look.
For those that haven’t come across the Business Objects labs beofre, it is well worth paying them a visit. They are working on a number of potentially useful developments, some of which find themselves incorporated into a full release. I particularly like the Business Objects Mashup which integrates Business Objects data with Google Maps. Not sure how they decide what gets put into a future release, but if you liek something in their labs, it won’t do any harm letting them know!