Apache Flex and AIR for mobile app?

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27 Jan, 2014 10:57 AM

I just posted this to the Apache Flex Users mailing list but was wondering if anyone here has experience in this:
(As RobotLegs will be my preferred framework)


I have been tasked with creating an Android and iPhone/iPad mobile app.
It is a simple login, view list of tasks, select task and record time against it then submit that time.

I haven't DEVed in flex for 2 years but had about 4 years experience before that - including a very similar mobile app.

I would like to know:
-Is using Apache Flex and AIR is still a valid stack for this app or should i rather look at native, html5 etc. -Is anyone DEVing like this? -Are there any examples? -How good is the documentation? -Are there any issues i should be aware of?

A bit of an open ended but any feedback appreciated!"

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by creynders on 27 Jan, 2014 12:13 PM

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    Hi Kyle,

    Yeah, that's a pretty broad question :)
    There's a number of things to consider:
    1/ how will the project evolve? Is it a one-shot, or will it evolve to
    something larger?
    2/ how much time do you have? Do you have the time to familiarize yourself
    with both Objective-C and Java? Or should it have been finished yesterday?
    3/ what's the area of focus? UX? Or easy reusability/portability?
    4/ What's the design strategy? Are you going for a fully custom UI? Or
    (imitating) native?

    All those factors influence which strategy would be most appropriate. I've
    developed apps in all 3: hybrid, native and flex/air. All of them have
    their (major dis)advantages.

  2. 2 Posted by kyle on 27 Jan, 2014 03:53 PM

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    Hi creynders,

    Thanks for the response:

    1. This will slowly evolve to something larger.
    2. Not enough time to learn ObjectiveC and Java.
    3. Easy reusablity/portability
    4. Custom UI

    I think essentaily i'm wanting to know how Apache Flex/ latest AIR is performing on mobile?

  3. Ondina D.F. closed this discussion on 28 Apr, 2014 08:09 AM.

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