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Are you building AIR on Android yet?

By Rich Tretola | July 23, 2010
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Yesterday I wrote my first post on AIR on Android and I then wondered how many of you are actually involved in this public pre-release?

Since there is no support yet for the Flex framework, I would suspect many of you are waiting in the wings but eager to jump in. So I can, please let me know by answering this poll.

Topics: Adobe AIR, android | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Are you building AIR on Android yet?”

  1. bob Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    No, if the player/android matchup stays so fragmented, this whole thing is doomed to eventual failure.

    when they said flash was coming for 2.1, my devices were at 1.5. The DAY AFTER my OTA update to 2.1, they announced that flash was coming for android 2.2 only. I wont go pay another couple hundred bucks for a device upgrade just to play with a system that will soon be only for x.x on x.x whatever…

    I dont have the patience for chasing down all the details constantly.

    btw Royale, Flex, Flexbuilder, Flashbuilder, what will they call it next. Clients are still asking me “whats flex again?”

    screw the whole flash mobile space until they get their shit together, which forever seems to be just around the corner. Native development is just fine, who needs flash on mobile.

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  3. Jason Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    We’ve actually been building in flex. There’s no point and click interface to build, but you can cross compile from both your released air file and the build swf and app.xml.

    If you take a look at james ward’s blog, there’s actually a little demo of a droid app he built with one of our other dev’s while he was hanging out in our office a bit back (over here: http://www.jamesward.com/2010/05/26/flash-platform-and-salesforce-com-webinar-and-mobile-app/ )

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  4. Darren Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    @bob, Flex is, and has always been, called Flex. The name of the IDE has changed but why should your clients care about this? They shouldn’t even need to know what version of Flex you are using beyond what version of the Flash Player you are targetting.

    Flash Player 10.1 will clearly be available on Android 2.2 and above. Thousands of Nexus One users are using the beta (10.1 beta 3) every day.

    It’s hardly a confusing situation.

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  5. Gil Amran Says:
    July 24th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I did some tests and got VERY low performance…
    I have the HTC Desire (1GHz CPU)

    I did the same tests using Java and OpelGL, and got much much better performance…

    For me, Flash is way too slow for gaming!

    p.s.
    I did all my tests on my Desire, and it’s 2.1 (Not 2.2)

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  6. Graham Phillips Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    I am developing with Flash CS5 for AIR on Android, and I’m loving it … though to be honest I don’t really understand the premise behind question, or why a Flex developer (ie a developer who codes in Actionscript, in other words a Flash developer who knows MXML) would be waiting for the Eclipse IDE to have integrated features before developing for Android. Flex is all about containers and stock application UI widgets, as well as the data stuff. Are those UI widgets directly transferrable to mobile without a rewrite to reduce their weight? Adobe don’t seem to think so any more. Desktop Flex apps tend to be resource expensive, even the framework swc is a fair old size – in mobile every k of filesize is precious, every processor cycle eats the battery. I’m a little bit concerned that Adobe seem to believe that Flex can target mobile without creating a lightweight set of components. Of course the community will probably generate open source alternatives. I’m also concerned at the question, which seems to imply that Flex developers are so divorced from the Flash technology their container/widget framework is based on, they can’t cope with using Flash CS5 to develop for Android.

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  7. replica watch Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 5:03 am

    @bob, Flex is, and has always been, called Flex. The name of the IDE has changed but why should your clients care about this? They shouldn’t even need to know what version of Flex you are using beyond what version of the Flash Player you are targetting.

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  8. Tintenpatronen Says:
    August 8th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Yep, Flex is Flex. It was called Flex and the name will also be in the future: Flex! Flah Player will be availiable on Android 2.2, but not on the iPhone, and the iPhone users are also a big part of the smartphone market.

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  9. Avi Tzurel Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Not on the AIR for android cart yet, I think it will take some time for me to hop on this one.

    Right now I am developing native Android applications with Java and the android SDK.

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  10. tevon Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    > Are you building AIR on Android yet?

    I bought Motorola Milestone and Apple iPhone to develop apps also using flash platform and.. iPhone packager was killed by Apple and Motorola do not want to update Android to v. 2.2 (they locked this phone, so there is no way to do it by yourself) so currently I’m annoyed and disappointed by this situation and do not plan to create any mobile flash apps in the near future…

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  11. Will Powell Says:
    October 10th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I have tried it out. It works although it needs to be a little smoother from flash builder but it will be there soon. Adobe max will be epic

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