Gamifying Education

This is by far the best explanation of how to incorporate gaming techniques into education. I can see a lot of possible apps to help facilitate this. And I think the new mobile workflows in Flash CS5.5 and Flash Builder 4.5 would be the best way to deploy these app ideas across multiple devices. I think I even have a few tutorials on how to create mobile apps… 😉

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.

Enjoy!

— 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