During the keynote speech of the Adobe Max conference, New York Times, Michael Zimbalist demonstrated a new news reader app from the company. Based on AIR 1.5, which is being released Monday, the news reader was shown displaying International Herald Tribune content, but it’s pretty clear that the company will release a reader for The New York Times as well. The IHT reader will come out later this fall, Zimbalist said.
There is already a desktop reader for the Times, of course, but it’s a fairly heavy app. The new AIR version will take advantage of some of the new features built in to the new AIR runtime, including a fast text-rendering engine that re-flows text as you resize the screen.