Android, Google’s open-source mobile device operating system, is rapidly being adopted by many of the world's phone manufacturers and is predicted to surpass iPhone devices by 2012. Android application development is booming—the marketplace surpassed 70,000 apps and 1 billion downloads in July 2010. The iPhone initiated the rush to develop smartphone applications, but Apple’s refusal to permit Adobe Flash leaves the millions of Flash designers to concentrate their mobile application development efforts on the Android.

Developing Android Applications with Flash is in the vanguard of this new development with a fully illustrated primer to Android development using Flash CS5. Readers learn all of the essentials—from setting up their development environment to Android optimization techniques—all with the aid of practical tutorial lessons that deliver hands-on training.

Key Features

    *Publication within weeks of Adobe’s release of the Android packaging utilities
    *Full-color illustrations of UI and design implementations
    *Companion website with tutorial media and author forum


    Adobe Flash designers and developers using ActionScript 3

    Table of Contents

    Section 1
    Setting up Flash CS5 for Android Development
    Project 1: Creating Your First App Using Flash CS5

    Section 2
    Rapid Android Development in Flash CS5
    Project 2: Optimizing Animation, Audio, Video, and Component Use in Your AIR for Android Apps

    Section 3
    Developing Mobile Apps using ActionScript
    Project 3: Building Sprite's 123

    Section 4
    Leveraging Custon iPhone and Android Interface Calls with ActionScript
    Project 4: Building a Gesture-Driven Application

    Section 5
    Building Games with Flash for the Mobile Market
    Project 5: Building a Mobile Game

    Section 6
    Deploying Mobile Apps with Flash CS5
    Project 6: Publishing Your Apps into the Many Different App Stores

    Companion website:


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    Focal Press
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    About the author

    Matthew David

    Matthew David is a specialist developing rich Web solutions using technologies like Flash and the latest Web design techniques. In addition, he works in online sales, marketing, and search engine optimization, with the aim of driving business to customer sites. Matthew partners with many companies as a business strategist, works closely with the World Wide Web Consortium Group (W3C), and is on Adobe’s Advisory team.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Matthew David is a specialist developing rich web solutions using technologies like Flash and the latest web design techniques. He works closely with the Adobe Advisory team for Flash and Flex mobile development. Matthew speaks around the world at conferences and evangelizes on the importance to of HTML5 and Mobile to tens of thousands of people. He can be followed on Twitter at @matthewadavid