Mission critical Flash

NATO started using a Flex application for their Mission Support System in 2007. I saw it in action once… but if I told you about it I would probably end up in a dark dungeon 20 floors below the NATO HQ in Brussels. During MAX in San Francisco¬†in 2008 Peter Martin and Mansour Raad from […]

Scrolling HTML with Flash Content on Touch Devices

In response to my post on Mouse Events and hover in Flash Player content on touch devices, John Gruber (daringfireball.net) raises an issue:
The problem, though, for a hypothetic Flash plugin that renders pages within web pages (as on traditional desktop browsers), is how to tell whether a tap-and-drag within a Flash element is supposed to […]

Getting in touch

Want to build Flash Platform applications for mobile devices, phones, and touch pads? If you have access to a tablet running Windows 7 (like a Wacom Bamboo or HP TouchSmart) or a MacBook with multi-touch trackpad, you can start building multi-touch applications NOW (mobile runtimes are coming soon!). You can build interactive, touch-sensitive applications for users who need to rotate, swipe, touch, tap, or otherwise interact with their devices by touching them. New ActionScript 3.0 API are available in Beta release for touch event handling and multi-touch gesturing. Gestures include interaction such as a multi-finger swipe across the screen, or two finger rotation, or pinch.

Get started here:

And view these great demos here:

The ActionScript 3.0 Reference including the new API (start with the flash.ui.Multitouch class) is here:

Participate in our effort to publicize great demo apps and learn from the community of ActionScript developers by providing cookbook recipes here:


Or make up one of your own and add it to the cookbook! When you do, come back to this blog and let us know and we’ll help publicize it.

When runtimes for testing these applications on phones and mobile devices are available, we’ll let you know right here in this blog.