Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Video - discussing the importance of geo and mobile

This is an interview I did last year about the importance of geo-tagged data and mobile devices. It is interesting to look at these later to see how the predictions stack up against reality. In this case, it was particularly accurate. Enjoy!

More great blogging about Adobe from Bangalore

After spending a week in Bangalore India, we capped off the Adobe Flash Platform Summit with a great Bloggers Social night at the Biere Club.  Maybe is was the lure of a micro-brew or dangling evangelists out to be asked any question (seriously - nothing was forbidden to ask), but this event was my favorite.  I had the immense pleasure of meeting Balachander Balu, one of India's more influential and prolific bloggers.

I just caught wind of another well written article from Balu at Tech Bit N Byte.  Here is a small snippet.  Read the rest at http://www.techbitnbyte.com/adobe-flash-platform-summit-2011/

"Two Adobe evangelists Duane Nickull and Renaun Erickson, Took over from there, They had demonstrated the capabilities of 3D, The cool thing was they had designed it through FLASH, The Best part is they had designed it within 40minutes, Isn’t it amazing, would you believe designing a software within an hour, I know you can’t but it’s the fact. Adobe ROCKS everywhere. I know there are lot of 3D tools available in the market, Myself I use one private 3D tool to design anything which I want it in 3D, but designing in Flash is something really Cool, They had shown Split screen CANOE moving across multiple devices, Even that was also Astonishing. Really I had no words to explain it; it was really privileged for me to be in the Adobe’s party."

Monday, August 01, 2011

Compiling Flash Builder Projects for iOS

Despite our massive messaging effort, many people are not aware that they can use our tools to develop applications for iOS devices.  Flash Builder 4.5.1 works so well for this that even I have built a few.

Holly Schinsky has written up an awesome explanation of how to do this.  Rather than repeat it again, take a look at her excellent work.  Apple thing that includes provisioning / cert info -- http://devgirl.org/2011/06/20/flexair-for-ios-development-process-explained/

Yes - you can now compile your Flash Builder applications to iOS!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fantastic new book out by Paul Trani et al

My friend Paul Trani has recently cowritten a new book called Pro Android Flash. In fact, not only do I know the authors (Stephen Chin, Dean Iverson, Oswald Campesato, and Paul Trani) but I helped Oswald with several technical bits while he was writing his contributions to this book.

Pro Android Flash is likely to be a definitive guide to building Flash and other rich Internet apps (RIAs) on the Android platform. It covers the Flex and Flash frameworks for Android developers and shows you how to target both Android smartphones and tablets. You'll learn how to incorporate multimedia, animation, and special effects into your apps for maximum visual appeal. You'll also learn advanced topics, including input methods, hardware inputs, deployment, and performance optimization.

If you are looking to get up to speed on the latest and greatest ways to use Adobe Flash in a pro environment, this book is a must have.

On a related note, I plan to release a 45 page Flex Mobile Code Camp this fall that teaches developers how to build Flex and AIR mobile applications for multiple targets including iOS, BlackBerry Tablet OS and Android.