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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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Flex Mobile Development – Callout Component Sample (with source)

October 17, 2011By 61 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – Callout Component Sample (with source)

Flash Builder 4.6 and Flex 4.6 are currently in pre-release and this is the first of a series of posts highlighting the new features with sample code. Most of the new Flex 4.6 components were created for tablet application development where more screen real estate is available to work with. The first component I’ll highlight […]

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Flex Mobile Development – Encrypting Data

September 22, 2011By 22 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – Encrypting Data

Adobe AIR 3.0 Beta is now publicly available and includes a key feature that many may not yet be aware of, EncryptedLocalStore support. The EncryptedLocalStore is a class that ‘provides a persistent, encrypted data storage mechanism.’ This class was available for use in AIR Desktop applications but restricted on mobile until this latest AIR 3.0 […]

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Filed in: Adobe AIRAIR for AndroidFlash Builder 4.5Flex 4.5Flex 4.5/MobileFlex 4.6Flex MobileMobile DevelopmentUncategorized

Building Tablet Applications at MAX 2011!

September 15, 2011By 13 Comments
Building Tablet Applications at MAX 2011!

Adobe MAX is coming soon and I’m very excited to be co-presenting a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Lab with Christophe Coenraets this year! The official title is Building an Enterprise App for Android Tablets in 90 Minutes, however we will be targeting Tablet devices in general, not just Android. You will walk away from […]

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Flex Mobile Development – Tabbed Applications with Effects on Tab Change

August 22, 2011By 36 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – Tabbed Applications with Effects on Tab Change

Flex 4.5 includes new ViewTransition classes which I’ve blogged about previously and can be used to apply an effect to your view navigation within a ViewNavigator. However, you cannnot use the ViewTransition classes when switching between tabs since you are no longer within the same ViewNavigator but between ViewNavigators. There is still a way to […]

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Flex Mobile Development – 90 Minute Live Q&A Session!

August 12, 2011By 6 Comments
Flex Mobile Development – 90 Minute Live Q&A Session!

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers (well hopefully ;))! Join myself and other members of my Adobe Evangelism team next Thursday, August 18th for a live a 90 minute Question and Answer Connect session at 9am PDT (GMT-7). Mobile development with Flex is new and has a whole new learning curve associated with it versus […]

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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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