Linked by David Adams on Wed 9th Nov 2011 06:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Sources close to Adobe that have been briefed on the company's future development plans have revealed this forthcoming announcement to ZDNet: Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.. . ."
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by mappy on Wed 9th Nov 2011 10:17 UTC
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I'm actually kinda disappointed by this.. since there's no TCP socket support in HTML5 (WebSockets require a wrapping proxy), i built a version of my app in flash, and it worked wonderfully, was fast and reliable. The Flex UI widgets didn't seem to work too well on an Android device, though, and i heard they were making mobile/touch-friendly versions of them, but i suppose this means it's all deprecated in favour of AIR. Shame, i would've liked to have a single client running on desktop browsers and phone browsers...

Flex is a decent enough language to deal with, although this was my first //really proprietary// system and documentation/googleability was incredibly low compared to ordinary c/c++/php/whatever for any common framework.

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