Update: Application is prepared for the latest version of the Adobe AIR.
Download the latest version here: Google 3D Map Adobe AIR Application.
Apollo is free from some limitations of regular Flash Player; for example, with Apollo’s
HTMLcomponent you able to load something from the web and to operate with it in any way, without necessity to care about all those annoying cross-domain policy files.
For example, you can take Google Maps, place it on the 3D plane or sphere, keeping the interactivity of dragging the map (you needed Apollo Runtime for have this example working):
I’m truly intrigued with Adobe Apollo!