FlashLite 2.0 app: Stock Charts using the Drawing API

FlashLite 2.0 offers quite a bit in terms of better mobile application development. Trying out the new features, I’ve created the following application which provides stock quotes for any stock the user enters and charts the historic prices of that stock, which you’re free to download and try out either on your PC or your FlashLite 2.0 enabled phone. Some of the great things about FlashLite 2.0 that I appreciated include the following:


FlashLiteStocks Screenshot

  • Speed of development: Being able to use ActionScript 2.0 for this project cut my development time to being able to complete this in under 10 hours.
  • Drawing API: I love the drawing API and it’s great to use it in mobile development. Particularly in this app, I’m able to download under 3K of data points in order to plot charts over the past year, 6 months, 3 months, and 5 days with great speed. The screenshot to right itself is over 16K (larger than the actual app). Image what four separate charts as images would be in size.
  • UI Expressiveness: Although it’s not a uniquely FlashLite 2.0 thing over FlashLite 1.1, nothing beats Flash for great expressiveness and great UIs.

So, without further ado, to download the swf, which will run on both your PC or your FlashLite 2.0 enabled mobile device … CLICK HERE.

9 Responses to FlashLite 2.0 app: Stock Charts using the Drawing API

  1. Alessandro says:

    Ciao Peter,

    just trying your app and it does not load data either on PC or phone.

    Alessadro

  2. Peter Baird says:

    Sorry about that. Server issue … was pointing to an protected server. I’ve uploaded a new version that points to a server thats freely accessible from all points.

  3. Alessandro says:

    Ciao Peter,

    nice job! Now wait and see how many people will ask you to extend it !!!

    Alessandro

  4. chall3ng3r says:

    nice little app. 🙂

    // chall3ng3r //

  5. Ivanhoe says:

    I have tried to deploy the FlashLiteStocks2.swf to my Nokia N73 and when i tried to open the file, it sends me the message “Damage File” is there any type of problem??

    Thanks in Advice!!

  6. gianni says:

    hello,
    where i download the new version flashlitestocks2

    thanks

  7. me says:

    If you ported this to Actionscript 3 would the calculations for the lines be wrong since the size for the app would be bigger?

  8. Jim says:

    Flash Lite doesn’t support ActionScript 3.