A topic that has come up often in my conversations with developers lately is how to easily add mapping components to their their Flex and Flash mobile apps. Now I’m super excited to share this latest AS3/Flash API for mobile from MapQuest for everyone to check out! The new version contains touch-friendly maps and controls and was streamlined for performance on mobile.
To get started, first check out this sample application I’ve included the source and fxp for that was written by my friend Darin Weakley over at MapQuest. He’s done a great job of showcasing the fun cool features available in this app. I’ve included some screen shots below to give an idea of what it entails:
If you have an Android device, be sure to download the showcase application for free to your device!
To implement this in your own app you will need to create yourself an app key and join the developer program here before using the APIs. It’s fast and easy. Click ‘Join Now’. Also, don’t forget to include the latest MapQuest Flash API 7.07 mobile swc file in your project (see the sample for reference). This link also has documentation and other examples on the right side of the page to check out for more info!
MapQuest Flash Maps API Quick Links