July 10, 2012
The following steps were followed to create multiple png application icons which were used in our mobile apps for both Google (Android) and Apple (IOS) devices:
- Using Flash created a vector icon whose height = width
- Exported the vector as a png image with dimension set to 512×512
- Used Shrink O’Matic AIR application to create smaller png icons
NOTE: Shrink O’Matic provided a better downsize scaling of the image than using flash to export the vector to various png sizes.
Shrink O’Matic is available for download at http://toki-woki.net/p/Shrink-O-Matic/.
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.
May 19, 2009
I needed to setup a system where the same data could be viewed/accessed in both a swf file and an HTML file on the web.
I set up the swf file to dynamically load an xml file. The nodes and attributes of the xml would then be parsed and stored in an instance of a class which I named CheatsheetData class(currently known as pocket notes now). Continue reading
May 18, 2009
By using FlashVars and a SiteConfigurationModel class, a Flex application can be setup to dynamically define the server configurations needed to communicate with a php backend at runtime. This allows us to eliminate the need for hardcoding the -services compiler argument value and using a services-config.xml file at compile time.
As a result of being able to read and use server communication based settings at runtime instead of compile time, Flex applications can be easily moved to other websites without the requirement/need of recompilation. Continue Reading