Developing Blackberry Tablet Applications With Flex 4.5

Developing Blackberry Tablet Applications With Flex 4.5

by Rich Tretola


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Ready to put your ActionScript 3 skills to work on mobile apps? This hands-on book walks you through the process of creating an Adobe AIR application for Blackberry Tablets from start to finish, using the Flex 4.5 framework. Move quickly from a basic Hello World application to complex interactions with Blackberry APIs, and get complete code examples for working with tablet components—including the accelerometer, GPS unit, camera, file system, and multitouch screen. This is an ideal resource no matter how much Flex experience you have.

  • Use Flash Builder 4.5 to create and debug a Flex Mobile project
  • Choose a layout option to determine which files Flash Builder autogenerates
  • Obtain permissions you need to install your app on a Blackberry Tablet
  • Read and write text files, browse the file system for media files, and create and write to an SQLite database
  • Learn how to use native qnx components within your application
  • Publish your app to a BlackBerry installer file with Flash Builder

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449305567
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/09/2011
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Rich Tretola, an award-winning Flex developer, is the Rich Applications Technical Lead at Herff Jones Inc. He has been building internet apps for over a decade, and has worked with Flex since the original Royale beta was introduced in 2003. Rich is highly regarded in the Flex community as an expert in RIA, and is also an Adobe Community Expert. He has authored or co-authored a number of books on Flex and AIR, and has a popular Flex and AIR blog at Everything Flex.

Table of Contents

Introduction to BlackBerry Tablet OS;
Who This Book Is For;
Who This Book Is Not For;
Conventions Used in This Book;
This Book’s Example Files;
Using the Code Examples;
How to Use This Book;
Safari® Books Online;
How to Contact Us;
Chapter 1: Hello World;
1.1 Create a Flex Mobile Project;
1.2 Debug a Flex Mobile Project;
Chapter 2: Application Layouts;
2.1 Blank Application;
2.2 View-Based Application;
2.3 Tabbed Application;
Chapter 3: Permissions and Configuration Settings;
3.1 Permissions;
3.2 Other Configuration Settings;
3.3 Automatically reorient;
3.4 Full Screen;
3.5 Automatically scale application for different screen densities;
3.6 Aspect Ratio;
Chapter 4: Exploring the APIs;
4.1 Accelerometer;
4.2 GPS;
4.3 Camera UI;
4.4 Camera Roll;
4.5 Microphone;
4.6 Multi-Touch;
4.7 Busy Indicator;
Chapter 5: Working with the File System;
5.1 File System Access;
5.2 SQLite Databases;
Chapter 6: OS Interactions;
6.1 Open in Browser;
6.2 Splash Screen;
6.3 StageWebView;
6.4 Screen Options;
6.5 Native QNX Components;
Chapter 7: Publish to BlackBerry Installer;

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