Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Rich Internet Application (RIA)

Gartner views rich Internet application (RIA) platforms as a composite construct, referring to technologies that enable organizations to build applications that provide a rich, responsive user experience. The term “RIA platform” is not consistently used in the industry. Gartner uses it in the broadest scope to aggregate multiple approaches and technologies into one overall concept that spans the JavaScript-enhanced browser, plug-in-enhanced browser and HTML5-powered browser, as well as outside-the-browser subcategories.

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