During FlashCamp Brasil RIACycle where I’m CTO was in charge of doing the Android version for the event.
Was quick tough because we had very little time to do, to be honest we just had 2 days to create the app, test, deploy and publish. But we did it Oo-arh!!!
Before you go throw download link, keep in mind that this project was done with latest available version of Flex 4.5 SDK release, isn’t available to download right now, but Adobe soon will release it. If you try with Flash Burrito it won’t work.
So, our challenge begun with who was in charge of doing such thing in so little time. Lapsed some hours planning, actually 2 hours planing of what we could include or not, than rest time was spend on coding efforts.
Our second challenge was to choose the available frameworks on the market, decisions on what type to create, web or native or third-party vendor. Currently there are plenty of options for Android devices, which is cool because you have to choose which is the best one.
Coding with Flex framework for mobile devices is pretty simple as you’re self-used to desktop or web apps, the only concern we have to deal is against memory consumption, screen resolution, re-use of Views (which is tricky) and finally the persistence.
Project was deployed successfully in the Android Market, but we decide as contest suggest to open source the app to worldwide, soon as you get your code, you’re able to work on your version for other flash camps worldwide.
I’m really excited with other apps based on our work and really looking forward new endeavors.
Check out the source code here. Be sure to read the GPL V3 license.