If you want to use your ActionScript skills to build mobile applications for the Android OS, this thorough guide will show you how to use the unique programming environment, architecture, and tools in the Adobe AIR for Android SDK. You'll get practical hands-on experience on a wide range of development topics, from device-specific features to optimization techniques and best practices -- including how expand your mobile development experience beyond Android to other platforms. Developing Android Apps with Adobe AIR takes you through the entire development process, with ready-to-run example code that implements each feature discussed, including: * Touch and gesture events, and screen orientation * Saving and retrieving data on the device * Features such as geolocation and the accelerometer * Animation, scrolling, device resolution, and vector images versus bitmaps * Architecture for one screen at a time and breadcrumb navigation * Advanced topics, such as security, custom views, and optimization
Veronique Brossier is Senior Flash Engineer at MTVNetworks and adjunct professor at ITP/New York University. She has worked on many applications for the world of art and entertainment. To name a few award-winning projects: The New York Visitor Center and the 9/11 Memorial site for Local Projects, NickLab for R/Greenberg Associates, Lifetime Open House strategy game for POP and Company 360degrees for Picture Projects, TourCast for SportsVision, Web Premiere Toons for Funny Garbage and Cartoon Network Online and the Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of National History.Veronique has been an ActionScript developer since the language existed. She was part of the pre-alpha release (among only 4 other developers) for Flash to iPhone and then Flash to Android. She was hired by Adobe to write an AIR to Android application showcased at the GoogleIO conference.