If you’re on the fence for going to FITC Amsterdam you’re running out of time to lock in the early bird pricing. It ends on Friday, so register now!
It’s going to be a monumental year for Flash developers with a lot of open questions and some great new technology to play with. FITC Amsterdam will give you some insight into how those technologies can be used and how to navigate the web application landscape.
I’ll be doing a presentation on the very diverse world of mobile and the Flash Platform at the Portland Adobe User Group on January 20th. I’ll be covering the iOS Packager for Flash Professional, Flex Mobile, AIR for Android, and the RIM tablet. It’s going to be a mix of hello world samples so that you can see the workflows as well as some techniques I have found for optimizing applications to get the best performance out of your apps. It will probably focus mostly on RIM and Flex Mobile/Android because that’s what I’ve spent the most time on.
So if you’re in Portland, come out and join us. I’m hoping to be able to answer any questions people have about building mobile apps with AIR and Flash, so if you’ve got questions, come armed with those as well. It’s also my birthday so we’ll be finding a place to grab beers and geek out afterwards (it is a PDX RIA meeting after all).
I did a quick screencast (embedded below, but the link is better) that walks through some of the functionality. It was quick and dirty so it’s a bit rough around the edges but it does a pretty good job of showing everything off. I hadn’t played with this until today but I’m impressed with how full featured it is. When you combine that with the power of collaboration I think there are some exciting opportunities that open up. Congrats to the Acrobat.com team.
I just uploaded the Flash Catalyst slides from my presentation last night to the San Flashcisco user group. You should be able to download them from that link. It was a very, very fun event, and I got a lot of questions – some easy, some a lot harder. I hope I answered all of them to some level of satisfaction and everyone had fun. I’m still embarrassed I can’t always remember how to make a motion tween in Flash. I need to spend more time with Lee.
I didn’t actually get to many of these slides because I dove into the demo and answered questions, so if you were there, they probably won’t look very familiar. Hopefully they provide some extra info/context to the demo.