Developing Android Applications with Adobe AIR
An ActionScript Developer's Guide to Building Android Applications
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: April 2011
Pages: 318

Put your ActionScript 3 skills to work building mobile apps. This book shows you how to develop native applications for Android-based smartphones and tablets from the ground up, using Adobe AIR. You learn the entire development process hands-on, from coding specific functions to options for getting your app published.

Start by building a sample app with step-by-step instructions, using either Flash Professional or Flash Builder. Then learn how to use ActionScript libraries for typical device features, such as the camera and the accelerometer. This book includes ready-to-run example code and a case study that demonstrates how to bring all of the elements together into a full-scale working app.

  • Create functionality and content that works on multiple Android devices
  • Choose from several data storage options
  • Create view and navigation components, including a back button
  • Get tips for designing user experience with touch and gestures
  • Build a location-aware app, or one that makes use of motion
  • Explore ways to use audio, video, and photos in your application
  • Learn best practices for asset management and development
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Great introduction to AIR for mobile dev

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    Comments about O'Reilly Media Developing Android Applications with Adobe AIR:

    I'm very impressed with this book in the way it manages to cover the main topics developers will want to learn about when getting started with developing for mobile. Even though the title of the book indicates its targeted for Android application development, most if not all of the code discussed works perfectly fine for cross compilation to iOS devices with Adobe AIR.

    Without a doubt this is the best AIR for mobile development book I've read up until now. Its an easy introduction into the topic but still provides more than enough useful tips and tricks to be a must read for more experienced ActionScript and AIR developers.

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    Nice book for Flex developer

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        this is very nice book for those flex developer that wants to extends there Air skills.

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