Deploying AIR apps to

Amazon and NOOK with Flash CS5.5

Through my good friend Google and my other friend Trial and Error, I’ve finally got Deco Sketch in line for review at the last 2 remaining worth-while app stores. I’m still debating if BlackBerry is worth it considering the small user base. I haven’t written it off yet, I just need to put it down for now and focus on client projects right now.

Deploying to Amazon is nearly identical to Android. You can use the same .apk file published from Flash Professional CS5.5 for use on Android with one exception. The AIR download URL needs to be updated for users without it already installed, or it needs to packaged with the captive runtime. I’ll show you both ways so you’re not stumbling around the web sorting through endless dead-end links like I was.

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2012 – The year of redirection.

I put this blog up about 6 months ago to jump on the “I’m a blogger” bandwagon. Based on a few tweets and articles I tripped over, writing articles for well-known blogs or your own was a recommendation to drive traffic to your site. While I’ve no doubt that’s true, I felt like a square peg jamming myself trough a round hole. I did it anyway and wrote a couple “buzz” pieces, the early posts on this blog. I’ve decided to leave them there. Seems like silly history that you should know about me.

2011 was shall we say, lame. A little better than 2010 but not by much. I started a small design studio with my partner Morgan, C+G, in January of 2010. Probably one of the worst times to do so following the housing crisis. My wife and I bought a house during that crisis and got a great deal. Problem is I had to pay the mortgage and work was drying up. The release of the all mighty iPad and Steve Jobs open letter to the world on how much Flash sucked had a lot to do with it.

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