This time I would like to share a small video with you guys. It’s about a couple of AIR applications that I’ve created. The first one in the video is a solar panel monitor application, which monitor the power output of my solar panels at home.
This one works over the internet as well, since it simply downloads a CVS file every 10 minutes to automatically update the application. The design was made in Illustrator, brought into Flash Catalyst to get the arrow working and finally I took it to Flash Builder to attach the HTTPService that fetches the data. You can read the full implementation in my book "Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst: The New Workflow" as well, since it’s one of the many examples in there.
The second application is a remote control for my BTicino domotics system. I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time now. But up until now I just couldn’t do it, because you couldn’t create this thing in Flash Lite 3. But now, with AIR on Android (and soon on other mobile platforms as well) I could create a socket connection to my MH200 controller and feed it directly with my input to control the shutters and lights. Naturally, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Both applications are Flex 4 applications, which proves that, despite the fact that the Flex framework isn’t optimised for these mobile devices and Slider (special Flex framework for mobile) isn’t yet available, the application still works pretty damn well. Loading times are not that bad either. Imagine what an optimised Flex framework will be able to perform then…
Please install Flash Player 10.0