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Building Android and iOS Applications with Flex

Course Summary

Shows developers how to design and deploy mobile applications for the Android and iOS smartphone platforms.       

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    Course Syllabus

            Using the exercise files
            Previewing the finished app
        1. Getting Started with Flex and Android
            Understanding Flex for mobile development
            Enabling an Android device for USB debugging
            Installing the Android SDK
            Installing Adobe AIR on an Android device
            Building a "Hello World" app for Android
            Building a "Hello World" app for iOS
            Creating an Apple Developer Certificate on Mac
            Creating an Apple Developer Certificate on Windows
            Provisioning an iPhone and installing and testing an app on an iOS device
        2. Configuring Flash Builder for Building Mobile Apps
            Creating a new ActionScript-only mobile project
            Understanding device configurations and debugging
            Converting an app project from one device to another
            Using the Android Emulator
            Testing an iOS app without using the iOS Simulator
        3. Understanding the Architecture of a Flex Mobile App
            Using the ViewNavigator classes in a Flex mobile app
            Using the mobile-ready app components
            Understanding the ViewNavigator classes
            Understanding mobile transitions
            Using and styling a mobile tabbed app
            Using ActionBar in a Flex mobile app
            Understanding the View Lifecycle
        4. Utilizing Mobile Components
            Loading HTML into a mobile AIR app
            Loading a web page into a device's native browser
            Using the Scroll container
            Using the PopUp and Menu containers
            Utilizing the charting components
            Using the PersistenceManager
            Creating a busy indicator
        5. Building an ActionScript Mobile Skin
            Understanding mobile skins
            Building a simple mobile skin
        6. Understanding Mobile-Specific APIs in ActionScript 3
            Using gestures on a mobile device
            Using multi-touch on a mobile device
            Understanding the Keyboard class
            Using the Camera class
            Referencing the camera roll
            Using the Geolocation APIs
            Using the Accelerometer
        7. Optimizing Flex Apps for Mobile
            Utilizing decreased memory
            Utilizing decreased processing power
            Optimizing data connectivity
            Building apps with different pixel densities
            Using project libraries to optimize development for different form factors
        8. Packaging Apps for Release
            Packaging an app using custom icons
            Distributing an app to the Android Market
            Distributing an app to the iOS App Store
            Packaging for release to the Amazon marketplace


Course Fee:
USD 25

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6 - 7 hours / week

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