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Adobe AIR Launchpad Beta 3.01 Update

August 10, 2011By 4 Comments
Adobe AIR Launchpad Beta 3.01 Update

Adobe AIR Launchpad Beta has been updated to version 3.01 today! The following updates/fixes were included: 1) Additional properties were added to the BlackBerry settings and generated in the blackberry-tablet.xml descriptor file including authorId, author, category and splash screen. 2) A bug was fixed where a space in the splash screen image filename would cause […]

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Flex Mobile Development – Passing Data Between Tabs – Part 2 (includes source)

August 9, 2011By 23 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – Passing Data Between Tabs – Part 2 (includes source)

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on passing data between tabs in a Flex Mobile tabbed application. See Part 1 for more details on what this series is about as well as how you could use a tightly coupled approach to achieve this. This post will cover how to share data across your […]

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Flex Mobile Development – Passing Data Between Tabs – Part 1 (includes source)

August 9, 2011By 16 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – Passing Data Between Tabs – Part 1 (includes source)

A question that’s been coming up often with Flex mobile development is how to pass data between tabs (or stacks of views) within an application. Passing data within a view stack is straightforward, you simply pass it on the pushView or return it from the popped view. A great cookbook example showing this is here. […]

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Adobe AIR Launchpad 3.0 Released supporting Android, iOS and Blackberry Devices!

July 13, 2011By 28 Comments
Adobe AIR Launchpad 3.0 Released supporting Android, iOS and Blackberry Devices!

Today a new version of Adobe AIR Launchpad is available with a bunch of new features added to support Flash Builder 4.5.1 to allow you to get a jump start on your mobile application development! The new features include: 1) Select up to three mobile targets including Android, iOS and Blackberry. The specific code and […]

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I’ve joined Adobe!

July 11, 2011By 31 Comments
I’ve joined Adobe!

As of today I have officially joined Adobe as a full-time Flash Platform Technical Evangelist! This isn’t a huge change for me in that I’ve actually been doing work as a contractor for various groups within Adobe since 2004, with the last 3 years specifically for Greg Wilson’s Platform Evangelism team, but I’m very excited […]

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Exit vs Suspend your iOS Application

June 24, 2011By 27 Comments
Exit vs Suspend your iOS Application

When developing for iOS, you should be aware of a setting that will allow you to completely exit your application rather than just suspend to the background (due to the iOS 4.0 multitasking features allowing you to move quickly between your applications). There’s a key that can be specified in your AIR app-descriptor.xml iPhone section […]

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Flex/AIR for iOS Development Process Explained!

June 20, 2011By 166 Comments
Flex/AIR for iOS Development Process Explained!

So you’ve heard the great news and downloaded Flash Builder 4.5.1 supporting iOS, what now?! The process to become an iOS developer with Apple can be a bit daunting. This post is intended to help make the process easier and more understandable for those looking to develop applications for iPhone, iPad etc. My best advice […]

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Flex 4.5 Mobile Development – Tabs on Top

June 14, 2011By 25 Comments
Flex 4.5 Mobile Development – Tabs on Top

The Flex 4.5 TabbedViewNavigatorApplication for mobile development includes a set of tab buttons at the bottom of the screen by default, such as: However, there may be times when you prefer to have your tabs at the top of your screen instead. This post shows how this can be done quickly. The steps I need […]

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New Mobile Samples in Tour de Flex!

June 13, 2011By 4 Comments
New Mobile Samples in Tour de Flex!

A new set of samples are available today in Tour de Flex showing various mobile features using Flex 4.5. Some of these samples were included previously under the Adobe AIR Launchpad category previously and are part of Adobe AIR Launchpad, but many new ones are available today under a new Flex Mobile category. Here’s a […]

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Flex 4.5 Mobile Development – Alert PopUp and other Skinnable PopUps (with source code)

June 7, 2011By 58 Comments
Flex 4.5 Mobile Development – Alert PopUp and other Skinnable PopUps (with source code)

When doing mobile development using Flex 4.5, one of the first things you may discover is that you cannot use the mx.controls.Alert class, and then wonder what the best practice is to achieve this. The recommended way of displaying a popup control in Flex 4.5 mobile applications is via the new Spark SkinnablePopUpContainer class. I […]

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