Ariaware RIA Platform Goes Open Source!

First Open-Source Pattern-Based RIA Platform promises new era of low-risk RIAs

Brighton, UK - November 2, 2004 - Ariaware today announced the immediate availability of their newly open-sourced Ariaware RIA Platform (ARP). Version 2.02 of the platform is the first best-practices, pattern-based RIA platform to be released and is already causing ripples of excitement in the Flash community.

For the first time ever, Flash-based RIA developers have a lightweight, structural, pattern-based framework for lowering the risk and development time of their applications and web sites. ARP makes it possible to quickly create maintainable and scalable RIAs and allows developers and development teams to overcome the initial stumbling block of how to structure their applications.

ARP is a 5th generation platform that has already been put to the test in numerous real-world RIAs. Earlier this year, the Swedish National Lottery was trained on ARP and ARP has been adopted and used by companies such as Pixl8 in London, Werk3AT in Austria and Eight Media in the Netherlands.

ARP is written completely in ActionScript 2.0 and supports form-based RIA development with Flash MX 2004 Professional Forms or the lightweight ARPForm alternative. ARP also supports Flex development and allows for the easy migration of Flash projects to Flex and vice-versa.

Ariaware announced that it will be providing commercial support and training for ARP effective immediately.


Ariaware RIA Platform version 2.02 is available immediately at:


All ARP source code, including sample applications, is released under the MIT license. A copy of the license may be found in the ARP Developer's Manual as well as in the source code.

The ARP Developer's Manual and the content of the ARP web site is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

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Ariaware is a UK-based provider of Rich Internet Application tools, training, consulting and development.