Introducing Simple QR Reader

Simple QR Reader is a simple app that let’s you scan and decode QR codes. Currently available for BlackBerry PlayBook, download the app for free and start reading QR codes!

Simple QR Reader Icon


1. Hold the camera close to the QR code, then press “Scan Now”.
2. Saved QR codes will appear in the History list.
3. If you have trouble scanning a code, try moving closer or farther away to get a better scan.
4. QR codes that are blurry will be difficult to scan.

Screenshot of PlayBook version


Here’s the link to download the app:

Available now for PlayBook 2.0


Have fun and let me know what you think!


P.S. Coming soon to iOS and Android

Mobile workflow tutorials, now with more mobile!

So I’ve been cranking out my mobile workflow video tutorials like crazy these past two weeks. The plan is to cover everything I know about creating iOS, Android, and BlackBerry Playbook apps using Flash Professional CS5.5 and Flash Builder 4.5. I may even start an Objective-C tutorial series as well, seeing how I’m coding iOS apps at work. My list of tutorials keeps getting longer. At this point I’ve posted 24 new ones on my YouTube page here.

I’ve also posted all the project files that accompany the tutorials on the home page of my website here. Not every tutorial has a project file, though it should be pretty obvious which ones do. I try to post the files after I’ve uploaded the videos, but sometimes it takes a day for me to catch up. If you find something missing, let me know in the comments, and I’ll see what I can do.


— iBrent

360Flex was awesome!

Earlier this month I had an awesome opportunity to present at 360Flex in Denver. I presented an all-day hands-on session on AIR for Android, using the newest version of Flash Builder 4.5.

The session went great and I got a lot of compliments. Thanks to everyone who attended my session, and big welcome to my new Twitter followers. I met a lot of cool new people, folks who are pillars in the Flex and Flash community. The best part of 360Flex was hearing from and hanging out with people from the Adobe Flex team.

A big thanks to John and Nicole Wilker for presenting the conference, and for having me there. It was the best developer conference I’ve been to outside of Adobe MAX. I highly recommend you attend next years event. I’ll be sure to post about it when it comes around again.

With my session being an all-day event, instead of posting the slides and content, I figured I’d just create a series of video tutorials showing how to create content for Android devices using FB 4.5. I’ve already started the series and you can see it here.

— iBrent

Going to Adobe MAX? It’s gonna rock!!

It’s almost time for Adobe MAX 2010. This is my first time attending, and my first time presenting there. I’ll be discussing one of the hottest new topics – AIR for Android. It’s so popular in fact, I’m giving the same session 3 times! 2 of the sessions are sold out and there are only 50 seats left for the Tuesday morning session. So, if you’re going to MAX, be sure to sign-up!

If you can’t make it this year, be sure to sign up for the live streaming Keynote events –> MAX Online

Once MAX is over and I’ve calmed down from all the excitement, I’ll be sure to post my session slides and demo assets.

See you in L.A. 😀


2010 – the year of Flash on mobile devices.

Wow! What an exciting year this is going to be! Adobe has been releasing some exciting video of Flash Player 10.1 on mobile devices. With the web experience lacking on mobile devices, these advancements in Flash truly bring the “desktop” internet experience to your phone. Not only can you now show content written in ActionScript 3 on mobile devices, you also get these added features and optimizations mentioned here.

Check out this video showing FP 10.1 on the Motorola Droid:

And here it is on the new Google Nexus One:

This truly brings the full web experience to mobile devices. Now if only Apple would get with the program. 😉

It’s an exciting time to be a Flash developer! If you haven’t taken the plunge into ActionScript 3, now is the time!

To an exciting new year,


New Tutorial: Actionscript 3 Chapter 1: Introduction

I’m starting a new tutorial series on Actionscript 3. The plan is to release short videos that cover all the basics of working with AS3, including Flash CS4 and Flex Builder 3.

Check out the new tutorial here.