Category: Adobe Flex


November 11, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

The Flex team just provided some insight into what’s next for Flex –

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How PhoneGap impacts how we evangelize Flex

October 6, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

DISCLAIMER:  The following is my personal opinion and not necessarily that of my employer (Adobe Systems, Inc.). The PhoneGap announcement at MAX 2011 really got a lot of people excited (including me!), and it raised a few questions about how it changes our jobs as evangelists.  PhoneGap gives us the means to build cross-platform apps with […]

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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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Finding the current location in your mobile app using Geolocation

September 8, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

Yesterday, I blogged about Geolocation. I thought it would be helpful to show some code that determines the current location in your app. [box type="info" icon="none"] Notes: The first location event is thrown away because as noted in yesterday’s blog post, it’s not the current location. It’s the last known location (cached location). The code […]

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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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Flex versus ActionScript – the debate gets new life

September 6, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

A few days ago, a reader commented on my blog post, “The Flex Team discusses the future of Flex” and brought up the frequent debate of Flex versus ActionScript. This subject has been debated many times since Flex was born, but lately it is becoming a hot topic again, especially with developers shifting their focus […]

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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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Flex PersistenceManager and iOS Tip

August 23, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

Due to the way iOS suspends apps, you’ll need to do an explicit “.save()” on your persistenceManager if you want your data to be reliably saved. I can’t find this documented, but I suspect it is because of how iOS suspends an app. Once your app is suspended, it is not allowed to do anything […]

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Flex on Mobile Live Q&A Chat Session Thursday, August 18th, 2011

August 12, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

If you are building apps with Flex for mobile devices or about to embark on this journey, you should check out the upcoming live Q&A online event for developers at There will be no slides, no demos nor any speaking. It’s a very informal, pure Q&A using the Q&A pod and a chat pod […]

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