Category: Adobe AIR

A super simple approach to Splash Screens for Flex Mobile Apps

September 25, 2011 | By | 18 Comments

If you are fairly new to mobile app development with Flash or Flex, I bet you have run into the following issue when creating your splash screens — You create a splash image that looks great when the device is held in portrait orientation: …but then when you turn it landscape, you get the white […]

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Geolocation tips, quirks, and possible bugs (flash.sensors.Geolocation)

September 8, 2011 | By | 11 Comments

 I’ve been working on a couple of apps recently that use the Geolocation APIs. I’ve discovered a few tips and quirks that I felt were worthy of sharing. Geolocation object There are two classes that you need in order to implement location in your app – Geolocation and GeolocationEvent. When you create a Geolocation object, […]

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The Flex Team discusses the future of Flex

August 25, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

Earlier today, Andrew Shorten published an article on the Flex Team blog titled, “Flex: where we are headed“. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to read it. It’s a clear, bold statement about Adobe’s investment in Flex, the recent increase in Flash Builder downloads and the future ahead. From my own personal perspective, […]

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Adobe Flex app is the #1 news app in iTunes App store – Politifact

June 28, 2011 | By | 11 Comments

Check out the screenshot below (click for larger view). The Politifact app is the #1 paid news app in the app store… and… it’s built with Flex using Flash Builder 4.5.1!  It’s also in the “New & Noteworthy” section.  There is also an Android version and there will be a BlackBerry PlayBook version soon.  

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Flex on multiple devices press briefing setup

June 21, 2011 | By | 5 Comments

Earlier today, I did a press briefing that included a parade of demos of Flex apps running on all of my devices.  I thought it looked pretty cool so here’s a pic: The app in the picture is Christophe’s Mobile Trader (video demo here).   This is one of four demos that I’ve been showing […]

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FINALLY – it’s here – Flex on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry PlayBook

June 20, 2011 | By | 18 Comments

We’ve talked about Flex apps for Android, iOS and PlayBook for over a year… and you’re sick of hearing about it, right?  Well, now we’re going to shut up and let the actual shipping product do the talking.  Today, we released Flash Builder 4.5.1, the promised update to 4.5 that adds iOS and BlackBerry PlayBook […]

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Video Interview with Scott Petersen about how iOS packaging magic works

June 13, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Last week, while visiting the Adobe San Francisco office, I interviewed Scott Petersen, one of the Adobe geniuses behind the iOS packaging magic.  Scott talks about the use of LLVM, AOT (ahead of time compilation) and other aspects of iOS packaging.  The interview is about 11 minutes long.

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Adobe Evangelists Super Blog

May 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a lot going on at Adobe these days – mobile, publishing, enterprise, etc. It’s hard to keep up! One of the best sources of information is the multiple evangelists throughout the company. To make it easier to stay current, we created a “super blog” that basically aggregates the evangelist’s blogs. Check it out at […]

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Conversion of a Flex app from Android to iOS captured on video

April 29, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, one of our Flex QA engineers, Shashwati Keith, built a mobile app in Flex and deployed it to the Android Marketplace.  The app is Muni Tracker.  Muni Tracker lets you track San Francisco Muni vehicle arrival time predictions on a map updating live every 10 seconds.  Since Shashwati built this app, internal […]

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