Creating Multiple App Icons for Mobile/Air Applications

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

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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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Protected: NIM Player – NEPP Interaction Data to DB

October 6, 2009

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Protected: Tag Letters on XML Files for Interactions in NEPP

September 10, 2009

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Protected: Transfer site to Modwest

June 2, 2009

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Use xml file to display info in swf and html

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

Dynamically Setup Flex Runtime Configuration Services using FlashVars

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