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Flash Development for Android Cookbook by Joseph Labrecque

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Using a splash screen within a Flex mobile application

Adobe AIR for Android is an excellent runtime for building and distributing Android applications, but there are some trade-offs in comparison to native development. Depending upon the size of your application, it may take a few seconds to load everything up for the user. The mobile Flex framework allows us to define a splash screen to let the user know that the application is loading once they launch, and to add an extra bit of flourish to the entire experience.

How to do it…

We will configure our application to display a splash screen while the application loading process takes place:

  1. Upon defining our Flex mobile project, we will need to be sure the ViewNavigatorApplication or TabbedViewNavigatorApplication ...

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