Put your ActionScript 3 skills to work building mobile apps. This book shows you how to develop native applications for Android-based smartphones and tablets from the ground up, using Adobe AIR. You learn the entire development process hands-on, from coding specific functions to options for getting your app published.
Start by building a sample app with step-by-step instructions, using either Flash Professional or Flash Builder. Then learn how to use ActionScript libraries for typical device features, such as the camera and the accelerometer. This book includes ready-to-run example code and a case study that demonstrates how to bring all of the elements together into a full-scale working app.
- Create functionality and content that works on multiple Android devices
- Choose from several data storage options
- Create view and navigation components, including a back button
- Get tips for designing user experience with touch and gestures
- Build a location-aware app, or one that makes use of motion
- Explore ways to use audio, video, and photos in your application
- Learn best practices for asset management and development
|Publisher:||O'Reilly Media, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Veronique Brossier is Senior Flash Engineer at MTVNetworks and adjunct professor at ITP/New York University. She has worked on applications for the world of art and entertainment, including The New York Visitor Center and the 9/11 Memorial site for Local Projects, NickLab for R/Greenberg Associates, Cartoon Network Online, the Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of National History, and many more.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm very impressed with this book in the way it manages to cover the main topics developers will want to learn about when getting started with developing for mobile. Even though the title of the book indicates its targeted for Android application development, most if not all of the code discussed works perfectly fine for cross compilation to iOS devices with Adobe AIR. Without a doubt this is the best AIR for mobile development book I've read up until now. Its an easy introduction into the topic but still provides more than enough useful tips and tricks to be a must read for more experienced ActionScript and AIR developers.