Mobile Flex application splash screen

October 18, 2011

When developing mobile applications with Flex 4.5.1 you are always going to have a short time until the application loads.

It is very recommended to add a splash screen to your application to ease the wait and improve the User Experience.

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Passing data between tabs in a tabbed mobile application

August 22, 2011

Holly Schinsky, a technical evangelist for Adobe, posted on her blog – Devgirls Weblog, a very interesting 2 part post series about how to pass data between tabs in a tabbled mobile application.

You can read about part 1 here, and part 2 here.

Thanks, Holly!


Extending AIR for Android

August 2, 2011

Currently, Flex 4.5 / AIR 2.6 for Android provides a consistent platform for desktop and mobile apps. While consistency is very important there are times when developers need to extend beyond the common APIs.

This article, posted by James Ward on his blog, will walk you through how to integrate AIR for Android applications with other native APIs and functionality in the Android SDK. It covers three common use cases for native extensibility: System Notifications, Widgets, and Application Licensing.

This is a great post that alleviates my biggest concern regarding the usability of Flex as a development platform for mobile applications. I intend to use this information on Tikal‘s next FuseDay, in the session for developing a mobile application over Flex that needs some native APIs.

 


Flex Air for Android screen orientation

February 26, 2011

If you want to prevent your Flex AIR mobile Android app from going to landscape orientation, it’s quite easily achieved, if you know what to do (thanks Renaun Erickson).

All you need to do, is modify your application descriptor XML to the following tags:

<autoOrients>false</autoOrients>
<aspectRatio>portrait</aspectRatio>

HERO, AIR, Burrito and Android Tikal session recordings

November 30, 2010

Hey,

Last Thursday, November 25th 2010, I hosted the monthly Tikal Flex group meeting.
You can read about the session here.

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Hosting next Tikal Flex group event this coming Thursday

November 23, 2010

This coming Thursday, Nov. 25th, I will host the monthly Flex group meeting.

We will cover some of the new stuff in Flex 4.5 SDK (codename HERO) and FlashBuilder (codename Burrito), as well as showcase some basic concepts of mobile development using the new pre-release of Adobe AIR 2.5 for Android OS.

If you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by, it’s an open event.
Venue is Tikal Knowledge 4 Habarzel St. Ramat Hahayal Tel Aviv


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