Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5
Building Android Applications with ActionScript
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: May 2011
Pages: 114

Ready to put your ActionScript 3 skills to work on mobile apps? This hands-on book walks you through the process of creating an Adobe AIR application from start to finish, using the Flex 4.5 framework. Move quickly from a basic Hello World application to complex interactions with Android APIs, and get complete code examples for working with Android device components—GPS, camera, gallery, accelerometer, multitouch display, and OS interactions. No matter how much Flex experience you have, this book is the ideal resource.

  • Use Flash Builder 4.5 to create and debug a Flex Mobile project
  • Choose a layout option to determine which files Flash Builder auto-generates
  • Select permissions that control which devices can install your app from the Android Market
  • Explore APIs that enable your app to interact with specific Android OS features
  • Learn how to read and write text files, browse the file system for media files, and create and write to an SQLite database
  • Use the URLRequest class to open your app in the browser, place calls, and create emails and text messages
  • Load web and video content into your app with StageWebView
  • Publish your app to an Android installer file with Flash Builder
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      4.0

      Excellent for beginners

      By Stefan Horochovec

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        Comments about O'Reilly Media Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5:

        This book is very interesting for those who are starting on mobile development and has experience developing with Adobe Flex / Adobe AIR.

        Demonstrate key techniques so you do not have to leave your comfort zone (development with Adobe Flex / AIR) and has to learn a new technology to start developing for Android.

        It is a book that goes straight to the point with practical examples of key concepts and features needed to develop on Android devices.

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        5.0

        Step by step, quick and easy

        By Sandyboy44

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        Comments about O'Reilly Media Developing Android Applications with Flex 4.5:

        What I like about this book is that it is pretty light-weight, quick and easy to follow with step by step instructions! Most books that I have read have at least 30%-50% wasteful material which makes them exhausting to read. I can't believe I finished reading this book in about 4 hours (and I am a slow reader!) and fully grasped what it takes to develop a solid Flex mobile application. I look forward to more from this author

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        5.0

        one of the best book for Flex Developers

        By Tahir Alvi

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          1.easy to use code examples
          2.very simple language used throughout the book

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