How Create APK out of Chapter 4 Examples
The book is entitled "Beginning Flash, Flex and AIR Development -FOR MOBILE DEVICES." The book starts out fine in the first few chapters creating mobile projects, but then hits Chapter 4 and now the book is developing projects for Adobe Device Central which is useless, especially since Adobe discontinued Device Central. And Device Central is only an Emulator, not a mobile device. My question is how do I get the Action Script packaged files created in the examples in Chapter 4 into a workable installable APK package to test on my Android phone?
Well, no one replied. Thank you for nothing. I did figure things out for myself.
To run the AS3 project on a device - creating the APK file - I created an ActionScript for mobile project with the same name as the AS3 file and imported the AS3 file into the project. Then I set up a run configuration for a mobile device.
I am only through Chapter 4 of the book so far and on the positive side I have to say the book is showing promise and has a lot of useful information so far. On the negative side, the author does not always connect the dots. I find I have to jump from on point to the next which requires a bridge of my own personal knowledge or a bridge built from information I gleaned elsewhere. Another negative, in Chapter 4 (maybe others), as I said I have only read through Chapter 4, the completed code downloaded from the web site varies in content and naming of variables from the code set out in the Chapter 4 example. I do not understand why the author would not set out the exact same code in the example that he wrote in the download. Also, I am finding many errors in the books examples code as written; it seems the author or publisher could have spent more time checking for coding errors, so us readers would not have to find and correct them ourselves.
Last edited by gplomb; November 2nd, 2012 at 04:38 PM.