Air for Home Loans

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The Commonwealth Bank is trialling the brand new Adobe Air as it hopes that it would dramatically reduce the time to approve the home loan and its dependence on proprietary software.

A few thousand CBA brokers will be armed with laptops that would be able to capture the home load application offline and transfer the data when online within 20 seconds.

They have been trialling the new technology created by Adobe for nearly eight months. CBA solutions architect Andrew Clark told Australia IT that they chose Air has it works across many operating systems and to reduce the reliability on proprietary software from Microsoft and others.

It hopes to launch the application by next quarter, he said yesterday after the launch in Sydney for the Adobe product.

Air, or Adobe Integrated Runtime, enables developers to create rich web applications mimic their desktop counterparts. Adopters include the New York Times, eBay, Nickelodeon, BBC and Nasdaq.

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