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Build rich media applications for the iOS and Android platforms with this primer to Flash mobile development. You get all of the essentials-from setting up your development environment to publishing your apps to the Google Market Place/Apple iTunes App Store.
Develop elementary applications without coding; then realize the power of ActionScript 3 to add rich complexity to your applications. Step-by-step instruction is combined with practical tutorial lessons to deliver a working understanding of the development stages including:
*Rapid prototyping *Adding interactivity, audio, and video *Employing iOS and Android Interface Calls *Hardware optimization with AIR *Game development; game engines, controlling physics, and 3D *Designing for iPad, Android tablets, and Google TV *Code optimization, testing, and debugging
User interfaces are presented in full color to illustrate their nuances. The companion website, www.visualizetheweb/flashmobile, includes all of the AS3 code, project files, and a blog to keep you up to date with related news and developments.
*Publication within weeks of Adobe’s release of the Android packaging utilities *Full-color illustrations of UI and design implementations *Companion website with tutorial media and author forum
Android, Google s open-source mobile device operating system, is rapidly being adopted by many of the world's phone manufacturers and is predicted to surpass iPhone devices by 2012. Android application development is booming-the marketplace surpassed 70,000 apps and 1 billion downloads in July 2010. The iPhone initiated the rush to develop smartphone applications, but Apple s refusal to permit Adobe Flash leaves the millions of Flash designers to concentrate their mobile application development efforts on the Android.
Developing Android Applications with Flash is in the vanguard of this new development with a fully illustrated primer to Android development using Flash CS5. Readers learn all of the essentials-from setting up their development environment to Android optimization techniques-all with the aid of practical tutorial lessons that deliver hands-on training.
*Publication within weeks of Adobe s release of the Android packaging utilities *Full-color illustrations of UI and design implementations *Companion website with tutorial media and author forum
About the Author
Matthew David is a specialist developing rich Web solutions using technologies like Flash and the latest Web design techniques. In addition, he works in online sales, marketing, and search engine optimization, with the aim of driving business to customer sites. Matthew partners with many companies as a business strategist, works closely with the World Wide Web Consortium Group (W3C), and is on Adobe’s Advisory team.
is a specialist developing rich web solutions using technologies like Flash and the latest web design techniques. He works closely with the Adobe Advisory team for Flash and Flex mobile development.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Setting up Flash CS5 for Android Development Project 1: Creating Your First App Using Flash CS5 Section 2 Rapid Android Development in Flash CS5 Project 2: Optimizing Animation, Audio, Video, and Component Use in Your AIR for Android Apps Section 3 Developing Mobile Apps using ActionScript Project 3: Building Sprite's 123
Section 4 Leveraging Custon iPhone and Android Interface Calls with ActionScript Project 4: Building a Gesture-Driven Application
Section 5 Building Games with Flash for the Mobile Market Project 5: Building a Mobile Game
Section 6 Deploying Mobile Apps with Flash CS5 Project 6: Publishing Your Apps into the Many Different App Stores
Companion website: www.visualizetheweb.com/flashmobile