Download NIM Tool Applications from the Website

April 26, 2012

Now that I have created the Pocket Notes on the Go Tool for:

  • Web
  • Desktop – Windows
  • Desktop – Mac
  • iPhone/iPad device (waiting developer approval via UNC)
  • android device
  • Online demo

I need to allow the user to either

  1. go to the marketplace to download the apps(iTunes or google play)
  2. or allow the user to download the software from the site.

Since Apple only allows you to install from the iTunes store, the website will be setup to only allow us to provide downloads for the desktop applications. The Apple and Android device apps will send the user to the respective marketplaces.

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Using dmgCreator to package AIR apps on MAC Or How to create a native Mac installer file for an adobe AIR application?

April 25, 2012

Once I had figured out how to package the PocketNotes AIR application for windows, I then had to address the same issues on apple desktop machines. I thought I was in the money when I googled on the topic and found this site by Serge Jespers on package-assistant-pro. Unfortunately it was built for AIR 2 so I moved on.

I googled for a dmg creator and finally settled on a simple package called dmgCreator which is available on sourceforge. “Creates compressed and internet enabled DMG files, i.e. for software distribution” which is all that I wanted to do.
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Upgrading to FlashBuilder 4.6 and Importing FXP project with Linked Resources

April 24, 2012

I am documenting how i upgraded my flashbuilder 4.5 to 4.6 and the problem I ran into with respect to using a Constant to link to class resources in an imported project. I followed the directions and removed 4.5 completely before attempting to install flashbuilder 4.6 since the same serial number is used for both versions. I downloaded the software from adobe and then installed the software on my machine.

Launched Flashbuilder and went to FlashBuilder > Preferences. Selected General > Workspace > Linked Resources. Added constant NEPP_CLASSES which pointed to a directory on my machine with all of our as3 classes.
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Using Inno Setup to Package AIR Application with Run-time on Windows

April 24, 2012

Now that we can include the captive runtime for an AIR application when exporting an Adobe Flex project on Windows, I looked into installer software packages that allowed you to wrap the output directory (which in our case included multiple xml files as well as the generated swf file) into an Windows based installation package for the desktop.

I followed the directions at the Adobe site to export a release version of an application using flashbuilder.
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Motorola Device XOOM Device Driver – Part Two, Windows XP

April 23, 2012

My flashbuilder 4.6 project was moved to my windows xp machine and I had to reinstall the XOOM device drivers again. This time I ran into more issues but I am going to document what I did, so when I deploy more apps to the device I can follow these directions.

The same site XOOM drivers in my previous post for windows 7, still holds for downloading the drivers. The download file MotoHelper_2.1.40_Driver_5.5.0.exe contains the msi file, Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation_5.5.0_32bit.msi, which is used to install the XOOM drivers. This motorola website Installing Motorola Handset USB Drivers also allowed you to download the usb drivers in msi format but I think the previous website was all encompassing.
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Flash Player 11 debugger Installation Issues

April 5, 2012

Always seem to have a problem with flash player upgrades. Now upgrading on Windows 7 64 bit OS. Flashbuilder was having issues so followed the directions at these sites:

Basic Flash Player Installation Problems

Flash Player Debugger Installation Problems

Uninstall flash player instructions
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