Adobe Air for mobile, is it really easy?An introduction<br />by Jürgen Coetsiers & Tom Janssens<br />
tcs digital world<br />Formerly know as the creative stores<br />We build ideas into the digital world to enable your bran...
Who are we<br />Jürgen Coetsiers<br />CTO<br />Software Architect<br />Tom Janssens<br />Architect<br />Senior Analyst Dev...
WE HAVE NO FLASH BACKGROUND<br />
The Brief<br />Touchscreen app where the shopper can consult information about the beer category:<br />Find the right beer...
We delivered<br />Available in every Delhaize near you (2011 roll out)<br />Based on Adobe Air runtime<br />Developed in A...
LET’s THINK<br />
It’s touch based<br />It is multi-platform<br />It’s flash<br />
HOW DID WE DO IT?<br />
Getting Started – Required Software<br />Flash Professional CS5<br />Adobe Flash Professional CS 5 Extension for AIR 2.5<b...
Getting Started – Device Installation<br />Install AIR on the Android device<br /><ul><li>Open a Terminal window
Connect your device (or start emulator)
Run ‘adb install Runtime.apk’</li></li></ul><li>Setting Project Properties (Live)<br />Summary / Pitfalls<br /><ul><li>Pla...
Profile = Mobile
Output filename extension = .APK</li></li></ul><li>Handling different screen resolutions<br />In code resizing<br /><ul><l...
Single App</li></ul>Resize artifacts<br />Not Suitable for all screen layouts<br />
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    1. 1. Adobe Air for mobile, is it really easy?An introduction<br />by Jürgen Coetsiers & Tom Janssens<br />
    2. 2. tcs digital world<br />Formerly know as the creative stores<br />We build ideas into the digital world to enable your brand to be connected with real people in the real world<br />
    3. 3. Who are we<br />Jürgen Coetsiers<br />CTO<br />Software Architect<br />Tom Janssens<br />Architect<br />Senior Analyst Developer<br />
    4. 4. WE HAVE NO FLASH BACKGROUND<br />
    5. 5. The Brief<br />Touchscreen app where the shopper can consult information about the beer category:<br />Find the right beer brand that fits with my taste preference.<br />Which beer do I need to buy that fits with a particular ingredient (fish-chicken-aperitif-...)? <br />Which recipe can I make that fits with a particular beer?<br />print recipes<br />
    6. 6. We delivered<br />Available in every Delhaize near you (2011 roll out)<br />Based on Adobe Air runtime<br />Developed in Adobe Flash CS5<br />
    7. 7. LET’s THINK<br />
    8. 8. It’s touch based<br />It is multi-platform<br />It’s flash<br />
    9. 9.
    10. 10. HOW DID WE DO IT?<br />
    11. 11. Getting Started – Required Software<br />Flash Professional CS5<br />Adobe Flash Professional CS 5 Extension for AIR 2.5<br />http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashpro_extensionforair/<br />Android SDK<br />http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html<br />
    12. 12. Getting Started – Device Installation<br />Install AIR on the Android device<br /><ul><li>Open a Terminal window
    13. 13. Connect your device (or start emulator)
    14. 14. Run ‘adb install Runtime.apk’</li></li></ul><li>Setting Project Properties (Live)<br />Summary / Pitfalls<br /><ul><li>Player = AIR Android
    15. 15. Profile = Mobile
    16. 16. Output filename extension = .APK</li></li></ul><li>Handling different screen resolutions<br />In code resizing<br /><ul><li>Fast / Easy to code
    17. 17. Single App</li></ul>Resize artifacts<br />Not Suitable for all screen layouts<br />
    18. 18. Handling different screen resolutions<br />Multiple projects<br /><ul><li>Redesign UI
    19. 19. Shared AS3 code
    20. 20. Fast / Easy to code
    21. 21. No Resize Artifacts
    22. 22. Different app / platform</li></li></ul><li>Other lessons learnt<br />File.applicationStorageDirectory<br /><ul><li>is case-sensitive in Android Air</li></ul>Debugging<br /><ul><li>use ‘adblogcat’</li></ul>Performance<br /><ul><li>Expect PC performance of 7 years ago
    23. 23. http://goo.gl/YamkJ</li></li></ul><li>Thank you<br />Thank you<br />

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