9. November 2011

Flash Player for mobile world was replaced by HTML5 and AIR

Flash Player for mobile browsers won’t be in development anymore. This is not big surprise in my opinion.

Adobe shifted focus to AIR for mobile and HTML5. It is possible to build native apps for desktop and mobile with AIR.

Note: Development of Adobe AIR for Linux was cancelled during summer 2011. AIR supports Mac, Win and mobile devices.

You can read more about this game changing decision at Adobe’s blog.

18. June 2011

Structure of Flex project for multi-target development

What I mean by multi-target?

Today it is possible to create Flex project that runs in browser as Flash application. Other option is to create mobile or desktop application using AIR.

The question is how to structure bigger projects that need to target web, mobile and desktop.

Let’s assume that we’re developing multiple applications and therefore it is good to have common library which aggregates common functions.

That is sufficient when you’re targeting just one platform. Once you need to support more projects then one common library is not enough.

It is reasonable to split this library into the main core that is common for all projects and then create specialized libraries for AIR, web and mobile.

On the top of these libraries you can build final applications for desired platform.

Recap:

  • top: applications for mobile, web and desktop
  • middle: specialized libraries that extends functionality for mobile, web, desktop
  • bottom: common library for all platforms

14. June 2011

Air 2.7 – performance improvement for iOS apps

AIR 2.7 was released! Many new things and improvements. AIR now supports Mac, Win, Android and Blackberry devices.

You can use JavaScript, ActionScript, HTML, MXML or native code to build your application.

See full article at blogs.adobe.com.

27. May 2011

WebCam Toolbox 0.1 is now open source

WebCam Toolbox is useful for speakers. This tool allows to display view from web camera during presentation.

Just start application and select web camera source.

Install WebCamp Toolbox just by click:

Some links:

Note: Adobe AIR is required in order to install this application. You can download it from http://get.adobe.com.air.

Further information about project is at WebCam Toolbox project page.

22. May 2011

You can use Smurf’s nose to resize window

Introduction of new feature in AIR 2.6 made me laugh. 😀

For more details read original article from Christian Cantrell.

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