Pro Android Flash

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430232315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430232315

eBook Description:

Pro Android Flash: Building Rich Internet Flash and Javafx Apps for Android-based Smartphones and Tablets

Pro Android Flash: Building Rich Internet Flash and Javafx Apps for Android-based Smartphones and Tablets is your definitive guide to building rich, immersive user experiences on Android. Learn how to program Android smartphones and tablets with the most popular rich Internet application (RIA) frameworks for Android developers-Flash and Flex!

Did you know you can take your Flash skills beyond the browser, allowing you to make apps for Android, iOS and the BlackBerry Tablet OS? Build dynamic apps today starting with the easy-to-use Android smartphones and tablets. Then, take your app to other platforms without writing native code. Use ActionScript, Flash and Flex tools for building cool, fun and dynamic Apps that run on Android platform.

Pro Android Flash: Building Rich Internet Flash and Javafx Apps for Android-based Smartphones and Tablets is the definitive guide to building Flash and other rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the Android platform. It covers the most popular RIA frameworks for Android developers-Flash and Flex-and shows how to build rich, immersive user experiences on both Android smartphones and tablets. You’ll learn how to incorporate multimedia, animation, and special effects into your apps for maximum visual appeal. You’ll also cover advanced topics, including input methods, hardware inputs, deployment, and performance optimization.

What you’ll learn

  • Deployment of Flash and Flex to Android
  • How to take your desktop RIAs and adapt them for mobile devices
  • How to integrate Android hardware inputs from the camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometer
  • How to build an immersive user interface using Android audio and video assets
  • How to integrate styling and artifacts from a professional designer
  • Best practices for mobile performance tuning and optimization

Who this book is for

This book is intended for developers who are looking to build rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Android platform, especially Flash and Flex.

About the Author

Open-source developer and agile manager Stephen Chin is founder of numerous open-source projects including WidgetFX and JFXtras, and senior manager at Inovis in Emeryville, California. He has been working with Java desktop and enterprise technologies for more than a decade, and has a passion for improving development technologies and process. Stephen’s interest in Java technologies has lead him to start a Java- and JavaFX- focused blog that is targeted at early technology adopters (

Dean Iverson has been writing software professionally for more than 15 years. He is employed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, where he is a senior researcher and rich client application developer. He also has a small software consultancy called Pleasing Software Solutions, which he co-founded with his wife.

Oswald Campesato is co-founder and chief executive officer of a stealth-mode Web 2.0 company in the social media space. He has worked for various companies, including JustSystems of Japan, Oracle, AAA, and several startups. He is the author/co-author of four other books.

Paul Trani is really just a 6-year-old in a man’s body. He has kept his sense of wonder and passion for creating, and has inspired countless others around the world as an evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Adobe, Paul spent 10 years as an Adobe Certified Instructor, and he has worked for a handful of award-winning creative agencies in the Denver area, focusing on interactive technologies. He is also a best-selling author on But don’t let him fool you. He’s still a kid that thinks Play-Doh is the best mobile interactive technology out there.

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