I have this product in mind, which I plan to develop. The product have the following features:
- The final product will be delivered in the form of a CD.
- It's auto execute
- User have to install the application into his/her pc, to use it. It can't be runned directly from the CD.
- The application runs on window, not a browser. However, the application can be converted into web-enabled application without much modification.
- The application includes a database of content, which can be updated via the internet. The database should reside in the user's computer.
I'm still considering for the perfect tool/language to use. At the moment, I'm thinking of using Flash and php. But php needs a web server like Apache to run. I don't want to make it a hassle for non-IT user to install it and to configure it.
How about Flash alone? Do you think it's a good idea. It can connect to a database right? I've used Flash before but never with connecting to a database.
Another thought is JAVA. I've used the language but not an expert in it. Whatever the tools/language , I'm willing to explore. But, I want to go for the best one that can meet the above five requirements.
I do really appreciate any recommendation. Thanks in advanced.