Interesting idea, but I don’t really see the benefit of re-creating the Gmail experience in an AIR app, especially when it doesn’t include any of the features that make web-based Gmail useful. As with any AIR app, the question shouldn’t be whether or not something is possible to do in AIR, but whether such an app adds value a purely web-based approach can’t match.
I am not a GMail user myself, but … the one feature that seemed valuable to me is the ability to work with mail offline, compose messages, and then send them upon reconnection. That seems to address a core limitation in web based e-mail.
I admit I don’t use this feature so I can’t attest to its utility, but Google recently released an experimental "labs" feature which enables offline support for Gmail via Google Gears:
Gmail offers both IMAP and POP3 access, if you need to read mail even offline, you can use any e-mail client that supports one of those protocols.
Not to add to our "picking on" these people, but someone needs to tell them about the Air Badge installer too… :-/
be wary of that Livequotes app, needs some performance tuning. It eats up all your CPU cycles while running.
It’s not support utf-8 (multi-language), but it is another options for use.
I am gonna try out their application. As they are very intelligent on the Designing an app.