Book Review: Flash Development for Android Cookbook

I’m the technical reviewer of this interesting book “Flash Development for Android Cookbook: RAW” of Joseph Labrecque and now I’m proud to announce that it’s finally available in RAW version.

A RAW book is an ebook, and this one is priced at 40% of the usual eBook price. Once you purchase the RAW book, you can immediately download the content of the book so far, and when new chapters become available, you will be notified, and can download the new version of the book. When the book is published, you will receive the full, finished eBook.

The book addresses all the most important topics related to the development of Android applications in Adobe AIR, providing all the source code in ActionScript 3.0.

Following the chapters list:

1 Development Environment and Project Setup
2 Multitouch, Gestures, and Other Input
3 Accelerometer and Geolocation Sensors
4 Camera and Microphone Access
5 Audio and Video Playback
6 Handling Device Layout and Scaling
7 Stagewebview and URI Handlers
8 File System and Local Database
9 Security and Android Permissions
10 Debugging and Optimizing for Performance
11 Packing and Distributing Your Application

The strength of the book is to provide a number of examples easy to reuse, covering most of the AIR for Android features.

You can buy and download the RAW book from Packt Publishing website which I have to thank for the opportunity and the interesting experience.

In my opinion, it’s currently one of the best resources for Flash/Flex developers that want to start developing Android applications.

Comments (2)

  1. Joseph Labrecque (reply)

    April 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks very much, Fabio! You and the other reviewers are instrumental to making this book a success. I do appreciate all of your input :)

  2. Fabio Biondi (reply)

    April 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    It was a pleasure working with the Packt Publishing team and review your book !!! : )

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Published on: 31 March 2011
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