Yup, it’s hard to believe but Adobe AIR is now two years old and it’s incredible just how far it has come in that short space of time. Given the growing debate over Flash’s future within the browser it’s often easy to forget that the Flash platform allows developers to create rich Internet applications that can be deployed to the desktop across multiple operating systems.

AIR now powers a variety of applications used by enterprises and everyday consumers in applications for social networking, gaming, eLearning, subscription-based services, video, productivity tools, collaboration services, and so much more. And thanks to its support for iPhone, which is due to be delivered as part of the Flash Professional CS5 release, 2010 will be a very exciting year indeed for AIR.

If you are in any doubt at all regarding the power of Adobe AIR, take a look at the video above, which demonstrates a collaboration between Adobe and Wired magazine to produce a new digital magazine concept running on an Android-based tablet. It’s quite stunning.