Userplane is announcing a second version of their Desktop product that’s based on newly released AIR and therefore compatible across operating systems. The Desktop product enables web developers to extend functionality outside of the browser with instant messaging, notifications, advertisements, and other general messages.
This new release should appeal to social network developers in particular who want to take advantage of AIR but don’t have the resources to develop a custom application on top of it. With the newest version of Userplane Desktop, available March 10th, they just need to provide customizations and the application will even run on Userplane’s servers.
Userplane Desktop comes in a free version, but developers will have to pay monthly charges depending on user levels if they want to get rid of advertisements.