Rich Internet Applications
Rich Internet Applications have stunning visuals, rich graphics and state-of-the-art backend integration, providing a much better user experience across the verticals.
A Rich Internet Application (RIA) is a web application designed to bring the same features and functions normally associated with desktop applications. It usually split the processing across the internet/network divide by locating the user interface and related activity and capability on the client side, and the data manipulation and operation on the application server side.
A rich internet application normally runs within a web browser and generally does not require software installation on the client side to work. Nevertheless, some rich internet applications may only work properly with one or more specific browsers. For security purposes, most rich internet applications run their client portions within a special isolated area of the client desktop called a sandbox. The sandbox limits visibility and access to the file and operating system on the client to the application server on the other side of the connection.
The sandbox limits visibility and access to the file and operating system on the client to the application server on the other side of the connection. Rich Internet Application enhances the data performance as the server communication is minimized to a great extent. This helps in saving a lot of time when browsing the website. That coupled with stunning visuals, rich graphics and state-of-the-art backend integration, provides a much better user experience across the verticals.
One distinguishing feature of a rich internet application (in contrast to other web-based applications) is the client engine that intermediates between the user and the application server. The client engine downloads when the rich internet application launches. The engine can be augmented during subsequent operation with additional downloads in which the engine acts as a browser extension to handle the user interface and server communications.
Why Rich Internet Application?
The emergence of latest technologies such as Adobe Flex , Microsoft Silverlight, AJAX, JQuery, WebORB and Flash Media Server; take performance management to the next level. These technologies also enable the user to benefit from rich user interface and enhanced performance.
Rich Internet Application technologies facilitate users in various ways:
We develop rich internet application with help of: