Application Development: Adobe Flash Builder 4.5, Flex 4.5 Aimed at Mobile Apps

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-06-21 Print this article Print
PolitiFact by St. Petersburg Times

PolitiFact by St. Petersburg Times

PolitiFact helps users find the truth in politics. Created by the St. Petersburg Times, the newspapers reporters and researchers examine statements by members of Congress, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in Washington, and then rate the accuracy on the Truth-O-Meter-from True and Mostly True on down to False and the lowest rating, Pants on Fire. The application was developed for Android, the BlackBerry Playbook and the iPhone and iPad leveraging content from the existing Website. Using Flash Builder 4.5, it took three weeks to build and deploy the app, and is easier to maintain on multiple Android, BlackBerry and iOS devices because it shares a common code base.
Adobe Systems is enhancing its support for mobile application development with its new Flash Builder and Flex Builder tooling. The new tooling software includes Flash Builder 4.5 for developing, testing and deploying mobile applications on Google Android, Research In Motion's BlackBerry tablet OS and Apple iOS platforms. Meanwhile, Flex 4.5, an open-source framework, includes new support for building mobile applications for Android, and support for BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS platforms. This new approach in mobile development enables developers to leverage a single tool chain, programming language and code base to easily create highly expressive applications across mobile platforms, greatly improving performance while reducing development time and cost of delivery. On June 20, Adobe delivered its update to Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 software to enable developers to build applications for Android devices, Apple's iPhone and iPad, and RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook. Take a look at some examples of the work developers are doing for mobile platforms with Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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