July 27th 2007 | Jens C Brynildsen
In case you have missed out on Adobe's great publicity stunt this summer - the first leg of the OnAir Tour just finished and a nice look inside the bus is in the Edge newsletter.
Using a custom built bus, Adobe employees and others will tour the US, hosting small one day AIR conferences along the way. There are day tracks as well as evening tracks and a party with free beer on each location. Each conference is free for attendees, but you have to register first.
If you check out the summer edition of the Edge newsletter, you can now get a peek inside the bus and meet a few of the crew members just before they leave HQ. (Mike Chambers actually posted a more detailed look at the bus as well) The bus is fitted with a bunch of gadgets: It has a live video feed, live GPS data, a twitter feed and several other APIs. Developers have built applications that let you follow the bus as it cruise along the road - you can even see when the bus is speeding!
In the video in the EDGE newsletter, well known RIA blogger Ryan Stewart (that recently joined Adobe) shows you how the equipment is set up. They also recently posted a recording of Kevin Lynch's keynote presentation in Seattle, a great introduction to AIR and what it offers.
The next leg of the tour will start mid August and will cover cities such as Atlanta, St Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington and more.
Read more about the tour here