Chapter 1. Introducing Flash Development for Mobile Devices
WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?
Discovering Adobe AIR for Android
What you can do on Android devices
What you cannot do on Android
A look at the Application Security Model
Not long after my wife and I got married, we moved 500 miles away to a new city. We were still the same couple as before, but we had to get used to our new environment — living in a new apartment, working in a new metro area, and finding new friends.
Developing Flash/ActionScript (AS3) apps for Android and iOS devices is quite similar. You already know the tool and the language that you've worked with for web and desktop-based Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) environments. Yet, you find yourself in a completely different runtime environment, with different capabilities and constraints that you never have to consider when working with desktop computers.
This chapter introduces these new two mobile environments and highlights some of the things you need to consider as you get started developing Flash-based applications for Android and iOS devices.
EXPANDING TO THE MOBILE WORLD
Fast forward several years. Although Flash is still utilized ...