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Flash Development for Android Cookbook-Joseph Labrecque
Flash Development for Android Cookbook  
by Joseph Labrecque (Author)
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Publisher : Packt Publishing
Publish date : 29-Aug-2011
Category : Computer Books New Arrival
Mediatype : Books
Binding : Paperback
Availability : IsAvailable, Order now ships within 5-7 business days
List Price :   Rs. 999
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ISBN : 9781849691420 / Indian ISBN 13: 9789350234761
Pages : 372
Book Summary : Flash Development for Android Cookbook

Flash has now arrived to Android — the fastest growing smartphone platform. This offers massive opportunities for Flash developers who want to get into mobile development. At the same time, working on smartphones will introduce new challenges and issues that Flash developers may not be familiar with.

The Flash Development for Android Cookbook enables Flash developers to branch out into Android mobile applications through a set of essential, easily demonstrable recipes. It takes you through the entire development workflow: from setting up a local development environment, to developing and testing your application, to compiling for distribution to the ever-growing Android Market.

What you will learn from this book :

  • Configure Flash Professional, Flash Builder, or FDT to develop Android applications cross-platform regardless of operating system
  • Convert Flex and ActionScript projects to true mobile experiences
  • Work with multitouch and gestures for a truly innovative user experience
  • Use the geolocation and accelerometer sensors to respond to location and movement
  • Make use of the built-in microphone and camera hardware for user generated content
  • Stream audio and video to an application using a variety of protocols
  • Use advanced image display and modifications using custom shaders
  • Effectively scale and position the interface elements across devices
  • Employ a variety of URI handlers to invoke native SMS, telephone, e-mail, maps, and more
  • Work with the Android file system and manage application databases easily
  • Compile and submit your application or game to the ever growing, worldwide Android Market

Approach
Written in cookbook style, this book offers solutions to all common Flash Android development problems through recipes. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions followed by analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. The book is designed so that you can read it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and refer to them in no particular order.

Who this book is written for
This book contains recipes covering a variety of topics from the very simple to those that are more advanced. If you are a seasoned Flash developer, this book will get you quickly up to speed with what is possible with Android. For those who are new to Flash, welcome to the world of visually rich, rapid application development for mobile Android devices! If you have any interest in Flash development for Android, this book is for you.

About the Author
Joseph Labrecque is primarily employed by the University of Denver as a senior interactive software developer specializing in the Adobe Flash Platform, where he produces innovative academic toolsets for both traditional desktop environments and emerging mobile spaces. Alongside this principal role; he often serves as adjunct faculty, communicating upon a variety of Flash Platform solutions and general Web design and development subjects.

In addition to his accomplishments in higher education, Joseph is the proprietor of Fractured Vision Media, LLC; a digital media production company, technical consultancy, and distribution vehicle for his creative works. He is founder and sole abiding member of the dark ambient recording project "An Early Morning Letter, Displaced" whose releases have received international award nominations and underground acclaim.

Joseph has contributed to a number of respected community publications as an article writer and video tutorialist. He regularly speaks at user group meetings and industry conferences such as Adobe MAX, FITC, and D2WC. In 2010, he received an Adobe Impact Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the education community. He has served as an Adobe Education Leader since 2008 and is also a 2011 Adobe Community Professional.

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