In addition to standard installation executable for all Embarcadero products, Embarcadero also provides AppWave App versions for many of our products.
AppWave App executables (Apps) provide click-and-run functionality for each product, to simplify deployment and enable side-by-side versioning of products. Apps are also ideal in locked-down desktop environments because they do not affect system files or system registry settings.
AppWave Apps run within their own space without sharing DLLs or system-wide settings that could conflict with other applications. Application data, including configuration and license information, is stored locally on the hard disk, separate from the executable itself.
AppWave Apps run on the local machine and are launched from either the local hard drive or over the network using AppWave Browser.
Apps are provisioned and licensed by AppWave and then accessed using AppWave Browser. In this scenario, AppWave obtains software updates from Embarcadero servers and makes them available to the AppWave Browser user.
Using AppWave Apps on a shared server avoids the need to keep multiple machines updated with new versions. By keeping the AppWave version up to date, you will automatically gain access to the latest versions of the products.
AppWave Apps benefit from AppWave application streaming, because the application will begin to open before the App has been fully downloaded. However, users who need frequent access to an application should run the file locally, because that is typically faster than running it from AppWave.