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How ColdFusion and Flex can help you rocket through Mobile Application development.

How ColdFusion and Flex can help you rocket through Mobile Application development.

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Mobile Apps using Flex and ColdFusion Mobile Apps using Flex and ColdFusion Presentation Transcript

  • Mobile Apps using Flex and ColdFusion
    Terry Ryan
    Developer Evangelist
    http://terrenceryan.com
    @tpryan
  • Introduction
  • Mobile Flash Development
  • Flash on Mobile
    Flash Player 10.1 +
    In-browser content
    Games, video
    Deploy as a SWF, put on the web
    Air 2.5 +
    Mobile applications
    Native APIs, extra functionality
    Package to target individual devices
  • AIR for Devices
    .ipa
    .apk
    .bar
  • “Native Application”
    AIR for Device Applications are “Native”
    That means they can be put on app stores
    NOT that the UI components are native
  • We can use Flex to build “native applications”
  • Flex mobile challenges
    Complex Components: DataGrids, Charts, Tree
    Memory Footprint
    Desktop UI Screen Patterns
  • Flex 4.5 fixes that
  • Mobile Optimized Components
  • What does Mobile Optimized mean?
    Rewrote and optimized UIComponent
    Created a mobile theme which supports:
    Bigger components
    CSS Style for enabling touch (Scrollers)
  • Mobile Theme
  • Mobile UI
  • View Navigator
    The pattern for screens on devices
    Can define transitions between views
    Uses push/pop stack to move between views
  • Tab Navigator
    Tab through views
    Just set up multiple ViewNavigators with the firstViewproperty
    Can’t use push/pop
  • Actionbar
    Provides easy access to important features
    Won’t scroll
    Can be defined globally or for each view
  • Connecting Flex to ColdFusion
  • Data Services Wizard
  • Data Services
  • Testing Services
  • Code Generation
  • Demo
    Scotch on the Rocks Scheduler
  • Follow up?
    Feel free to contact me
    terry.ryan@adobe.com
    http://terrenceryan.com
    Twitter: @tpryan