The term rich Internet application or RIA have been coined by Adobe Macromedia in the year 2002. These applications combine the reach of the Internet with compelling, effective user interface. It is required for effective web based interactions, and rich Internet applications enhance this experience by a great extent. These web applications come with a lot of characteristics of desktop application software that are delivered to website specific web browsers, a virtual machine, sandbox, and a browser plug-in. Java FX, Microsoft Silverlight, and Adobe Flash are some common, rich Internet applications that have desktop penetration rates about 66, 76, and 96 percent. As online traffic from these devices has increased over the years, mobile phone penetration has decreased to some extent.
These applications dominate the world of games and video capture with task-specific browser plug in modules. Gone are the days when Internet was only browsed from desktop and laptops. These days, people use their mobile phone browsers to buy tickets online, book flights, buy products, talk to their friends on social networking sites, and so on. Mobile Internet is getting popular with every passing day. With the advent of smartphones, browsing the web has become easier than ever before. These devices offer a lot of features and powerful browsers that support full Java and Flash based programs. Users get to watch a lot of live videos on the go with the help of these rich applications. With the emergence, of HTML5 and desktop-like widgets that are based on Java Scripts have become an ideal combination with mobile web browsing.
If you are a business owner, then you should consider utilizing these rich internet applications to promote your business online and reach your potential customers.