Flex 4.5/Mobile

Game of Flex for Tablets Released!

December 7, 2011By 29 Comments
Game of Flex for Tablets Released!

My fellow teammate Michael Chaize recently had an idea for creating a ‘game’ to showcase Flex and the latest 4.6 release features with Tour de Mobile Flex being the initial inspiration. I’m happy to announce that the Game of Flex is now available on both the Apple iTunes and Android Market for your downloading pleasure […]

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Flex Mobile Development – Adding Maps with the MapQuest AS3/Flash API!

December 6, 2011By 15 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – Adding Maps with the MapQuest AS3/Flash API!

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 […]

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Flex Mobile Development – SplitViewNavigator Tutorial (w/ source)

December 1, 2011By 37 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – SplitViewNavigator Tutorial (w/ source)

The SplitViewNavigator is another new Flex 4.6 component targeted for tablet development that can be used when you want to create a master view / detail view in your application, where the master view typically serves as a source of navigation and the detail view displays the results of the action taken on the master […]

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Flex Mobile Development – Flex 4.6 Cool New Soft Keyboard Features – sample w/ source!

November 29, 2011By 85 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – Flex 4.6 Cool New Soft Keyboard Features – sample w/ source!

Flex 4.6 (release going public TODAY – I will update this post with the link as soon as I have it) – includes some nice soft keyboard enhancements to be aware of, including setting a certain type of keyboard or setting the default return key lable, and even auto-correcting and auto-capitalizing text. This post will […]

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Flex Mobile Development – DateSpinner Sample (with source)!

November 17, 2011By 20 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – DateSpinner Sample (with source)!

The next feature I want to highlight in the upcoming Flex 4.6 release is the new DateSpinner control. The DateSpinner allows you to represent and select a date and/or time through a custom-skinned set of SpinnerList controls out of the box in Flex 4.6. Here’s an example: If you take a look at the DateSpinner.as […]

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Flex Mobile Development – SpinnerList Sample (with source code)

November 14, 2011By 17 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – SpinnerList Sample (with source code)

There was a lot of news from Adobe last week surrounding the Flash platform and Flex SDK (understatement :)!!) I know many have formed their own opinions on the state of affairs, but the bottom line is, we need to move forward now and be productive again. Flex 4.6 will launch soon and there are […]

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Flex Mobile Development – ToggleSwitch Sample (with source)!

November 2, 2011By 4 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – ToggleSwitch Sample (with source)!

The Flex/Flash Builder 4.6 prerelease includes a new ToggleSwitch control that can be used to indicate a binary value (like a CheckBox). Below is a screenshot showing a sample of two being used. The first switch shows it selected by default using a specified slide duration (for animation in milliseconds), and the second one uses […]

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Flex Mobile Development – Building Tablet Apps – Full Example with Source Code!

October 31, 2011By 22 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – Building Tablet Apps – Full Example with Source Code!

I just returned from RIA Unleashed where Christophe and I presented a Flex Mobile Boot Camp session. In this session we built an Expense Reporting application called XpenseIt, specifcally targeted for tablet devices. We originally presented a 4.5.1 version at MAX, but wanted to utilize all the awesome new components available in Flex 4.6. We’re […]

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Using Flex Mobile Components in a Flex/AIR Desktop Application

October 19, 2011By 49 Comments
Using Flex Mobile Components in a Flex/AIR Desktop Application

There may be a time when you want to use some of the Flex mobile components in a Flex/AIR desktop application, and this might be the case even more now with the recent addition of the new Flex 4.6 tablet components available in pre-release. I’m not necessarily advocating this as best practice but I know […]

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My First RIA Unleashed!

October 18, 2011By 5 Comments
My First RIA Unleashed!

Next week I have the distinct pleasure of attending and speaking at my first RIA Unleashed conference in Boston, MA! I will be presenting with Christophe Coenraets on all things mobile in a Flex Mobile Boot Camp class. We will build a rich full-featured app that can be taken home and used for later reference […]

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