Mobile Development with Adobe AIR

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This presentation is an overview of the mobile development process with Adobe AIR. It discusses iOS, RIM, and Android development with Flash CS5 and Flash Builder (burrito)

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Mobile Development with Adobe AIR

  1. 1. Mobile Development with Adobe AIR<br />dustintauer|easelsolutions<br />
  2. 2. Dustin TauerEasel Solutions<br />blog.easelsolutions.com<br />
  3. 3. I teach<br />
  4. 4. I use<br />
  5. 5. The Plan<br />Overview of mobile development<br />What you need to start developing<br />Compare mobile platforms<br />Demonstration<br />Building and distributing an Android application<br />Q&A<br />
  6. 6. Adobe AIR<br />Desktop application<br />Requires the free AIR Runtime<br />Build once, Publish many<br />File.desktopDirectory;<br />CameraRoll.browseForImage();<br />
  7. 7. Developing with Adobe AIR<br />Eliminates the need to learn multiple programming languages<br />iOS -> XCODE<br />Android -> Java<br />Windows -> Silverlight<br />Blackberry -> Java<br />Develop in Flash, export to your desired platform<br />iOS -> IPA file<br />Android -> APK file<br />Blackberry -> BAR/COD file<br />
  8. 8. Developing with Adobe AIR<br />With most programs, you’re exporting an AIR application<br />AIR app is “wrapped” with a native installer (i.e. APK file)<br />Application is installed<br />If user doesn’t have AIR, they will be prompt to download<br />AIR app is then installed<br />iOS is the only exception<br />App is converted to a NATIVEiOS application because iOS does not support Adobe AIR<br />
  9. 9. What do I need?<br />Idea<br />Skillz<br />Development tool<br />Join developer program(s)<br />
  10. 10. Tools <br />Flash CS5<br />Currently allows you to export iOS application<br />Install an extension to export Android applications<br />http://labs.adobe.com<br />More platforms coming…<br />Flash Builder (Burrito)<br />Download it from labs.adobe.com<br />Build Flex/ActionScript mobile applications<br />“Hero” is the Flex mobile framework<br />Currently exports Android apps<br />Install Blackberry SDK to publish for Playbook<br />
  11. 11. Flash vs Flex<br />Flash Application<br />Use Flash CS5<br />Simpler for non-developers<br />Flash Builder (Mobile ActionScript Project)<br />Better performance<br />Games<br />Highly animated applications<br />Flex (Hero)<br />Flash Builder (Burrito)<br />Create a “Flex Mobile Project”<br />Light-weight version of the Flex framework<br />Rapidly develop mobile “applications”<br />
  12. 12. Developer Programs<br />iOS<br />Blackberry<br />Android<br />
  13. 13. iOS<br />developer.apple.com<br />$99/year<br />You get 70% of sales revenue<br />Export IPA file from Flash to submit to the App Store<br />Apple must approve application (1-2 weeks)<br />You need to sign up before developing!<br />
  14. 14. RIM<br />blackberry.com/developers<br />Blackberry Playbook tablet is the only device you can develop for with Flash/Flash Builder<br />$200 for 10 applications<br />Currently free! Sign up now!<br />Get an app approved by March 15th and win a free Playbook!<br />You get 80% of sales revenue<br />Approval process 6-8 days<br />
  15. 15. Android<br />market.android.com (click developer link at bottom)<br />Free to develop applications<br />One-time $25 fee if you want to submit to marketplace<br />You get 70% of sales revenue<br />Approval process 1-3 minutes!<br />
  16. 16. Let’s see it in action!<br />Building an Android application with Flash CS5<br />Sneak peak at Flash Builder Burrito<br />
  17. 17. Resources<br />blog.easelsolutions.com<br />videos!<br />gotoAndLearn.com<br />Developer programs<br />developer.apple.com<br />blackberry.com/developers<br />market.android.com<br />Adobe Developer Center<br />adobe.com/devnet/devices<br />

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