Stage3D provides to AS3 Developers a new set of API that allow them to create 2D/3D applications and games with amazing performances (I mean 60fps on mobile devices too).
Since Stage3D APIs are very complex, Starling helps developers to keep things simple.
Anyway, Starling is usually used to create amazing Flash games that works on desktop and mobile devices but in the last months I have tried to use this framework to create applications instead of games.
So I have worked hard with Leonardo, and electrical engineer who helped me with many mathematical formulas, to recreate many of the components used in mobile applications: scroller, list, tabbars, pagers, galleries and so on.
Everything works fine on IOS and Android devices, web browsers, desktop apps and touch displays.
The point is that I wish that many other developers would use this framework so that the community can grow around it. Starling is amazing and very very easy to learn!
So below are some video demos of the components that I made and some P2P and Facebook prototypes that take advantage of Starling.
I hope this post will push you to use Starling in your next projects or simply inspire : )
Starling Components on IPad3
(On my YouTube channel you can see how it works on Android tablets too)
ADV Presenter on TV and IPad3:
a presenter tool that uses previous components
The First P2P starling prototype:
another way to show your Facebook friends
To get started with Starling I really suggest you to read:
- OReilly Introducing Starling by Thibault Imbert (it’s free!!!!!!)
- the Starling wiki
- previous Starling forum threads