Some fantastic demos of AIR on Android by Christophe Coenraets

Over the past few weeks, Christophe Coenraets has been working some late nights experimenting with the various beta builds of AIR for Android.   As a result, he has created some cool applications and shared them (with source) on his blog.   If you have a few minutes, you should check them out! Here’s a […]

Debating HTML 5 and Flash? Get educated first!

You’ve probably heard a lot of noise in the press, blogs, twitter, etc. about HTML 5.  You’ve probably also heard how this new video and animation capabilities combined with other cool HTML 5 features is going to be the death of Flash, right?  As a technical evangelist for Adobe, I obviously know a lot about […]

Fun with AIR on Android – Geolocation

There are a lot of things that make building apps for mobile devices extremely fun and addictive.  I’ve especially had fun with the onboard GPS in my Google Nexus One using ActionScript (flash.sensors.Geolocation class).  It’s actually very simple.  Here’s a trivial example: if(Geolocation.isSupported) { geo = new Geolocation(); geo.addEventListener(GeolocationEvent.UPDATE,geoUpdate); geo.setRequestedUpdateInterval(10000); // update my location every […]

Get started with AIR on Android before you get an Android device!

Recently, Adobe announced the public beta of AIR on Android.  This excitement combined with all of the energy from the recent Google IO conference has a lot of developers wanting to dig right in!  If you don’t have access to an Android device today, don’t let that stop you from having some fun.  The Android […]