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Flex Mobile Application Development

We have seen in the last few years that mobile technology is advancing rapidly. With access to different things becoming easier, it has also given way to challenges and complexities.  Today’s developers receive new challenges on a regular basis from their clientele for better and smarter features that includes framework to programming languages, different features and tools etc. Each and every aspect of the smart mobile phone application is becoming important for the mobile development companies. One of the latest technologies raising its head is mobile application development with Flex. With Flex making its presence felt in the market by helping developers to handle multi browser compatibility and multi Operating System friendly, mobile application development has reached a new level of advancement. Development companies have now started to provide continuous support to end users of their clients apart from upgrading the applications to suit the latest mobile phones in the market today and the new one coming into the market. To illustrate this, earlier Flex Hero was only developed to support phones with Android OS but since Adobe has introduced “Adobe Flex® 4.5 SDK and Adobe Flash Builder™ 4.5 software along with the availability of the Adobe AIR® runtime on mobile devices, developers can now build mobile Flex applications for touch screen smart phones and tablets with the same ease and quality as on desktop platforms” (http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/mobile/). With this introduction they have indeed reduced the effort for developers in terms of time and cost to provide their clients with the latest technology on smart phones.

Users have now found a plethora of features and components, supported by the catalyst “Panini” and builder ‘Burrito’, with the introduction of Flex Hero. Flex is now a self sufficient tool for building fully fledged mobile application but earlier it was commonly thought that without Flash Builder Burrito and only using Flex SDK ‘Hero’, one cannot develop mobile apps. Developers will just need to install Android Dev Kit to run and test the applications on a device.

Some of the handsets that can run Flex applications are mobiles that have Google’s Android ver 2.2.  At this point it will prudent to point out that the preview release is unable to support tablets, which am sure with be handled in the next few coming months.


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