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, […]
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 […]
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 http://flex.org/ask. 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 […]
If you missed my earlier blog post, this app was the #1 news app in iTunes for a few days and was featured on the New and Noteworthy page. Here’s the important part – this is one single Flex project! That’s right, 3 different mobile OSes, 5 different app stores, 1 single Flex project. The Politifact app is […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.