I’ve started a new series on iPhone development with Flash CS5. You can see the start of this series on my YouTube channel here.
In these first tutorials, I show you how to create a developer certificate, a .p12 certificate, and a mobile provisioning profile, all from a Windows machine. All you need for development is an iPhone developer account, iTunes, Flash CS5, and an iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad to test with.
It’s a great time to be a Flash developer! =D
I’m pleased to announce my first iPhone app made with Flash CS5. Now, this is just one of the many things you can do with Flash, so keep that in mind when you view the app on your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can certainly do a lot more than what this app shows.
I’ll be releasing a tutorial on how I made this app soon. Enjoy!
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,
One of the things I enjoy most is helping people solve their Flash/Flex bugs. Whether helping coworkers, or answering forum posts at GTAL, I enjoy the challenge of solving problems. I’m in the process of ramping up my tutorial production and as part of the increase in tutorials, I’m adding a forum to the site.
Ask iBrent is a place where you can ask about any of the tutorials I’ve written as well as any other Flash Platform and related technologies questions. No, I don’t have all the answers, but I’m hoping others will lend a hand to help answer your questions. =D
Need Flex training? Looking to get your Flash development team up to speed with Flex and AIR? Contact me for offsite/onsite Flex training opportunities here. Be sure to check out my professional Flex training tutorials available exclusively at CartoonSmart.
I’ve added a small sample of portfolio projects to “Computer” and added my tutorial information under “Tutorials”. I’m still not satisfied with the layout of the portfolio component, but it’s getting there.
Also, I’ve fixed the clock so it updates more often (and correctly, DOH!). Thanks Daniel for the suggestion!
Anywho, check it out here –> MyFlexPortfolio.com
Awhile ago I bought the domain name myflexportfolio.com. As you can imagine, it’s to show off my Flex portfolio. =D
I went with a computer desktop theme and so it’s organized with “desktop” icons, and a taskbar and such. You can switch themes by right-clicking and choosing the custom context menu item. Feel free to ‘View source” as well to see how I implemented my design.
Currently it’s a work in progress, but I figure I’d get it out there, and force myself to get it finished. Anywho, feel free to check it out, and keep coming back as I update it.
Announcing the first ever “Ask iBrent” free online Flash Q&A session. The idea is to get a number of questions from anyone interested in Flash or Flex. I’ll spend about an hour responding to these questions with a live demonstration and code samples. It’s my way of giving back to the awesome Flash community. If this first session is a success, I’ll plan to do more in the future.
Be sure to check out my post over at GTAL here –> http://www.gotoandlearnforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=24520 for more info. Please note that the free online meeting service I’m using only has room for 20 users, so be sure to add your question to the GTAL post in order to attend this free online session.
If you ever find yourself creating registration forms where you allow users to create their own username, please make sure that when the data is saved to the database, that you respect the caps! What do I mean? Well, for the past 3 years I’ve gone by the username iBrent. That’s a lower-case i and an uppercase B. As you can guess, my first name is Brent. Since I’m a tech junkie, and a closet Apple fan-boy, I added the i to give my name a techie feel.
Lately, when I’ve registered for a few new forums, or software beta’s, I’ve used my moniker, iBrent. Some of the registration forms end up ignoring the capitalization, and destroy my identity by changing it to ibrent, or even more absurd Ibrent! Forever will my username be spelled wrong on these forums.
So, just a suggestion to all you folks who work with registration forms, please, please, PLEASE, respect the captilization that people put in their usernames. After all it is their identity we’re talking about. =D
If you’ve had any interest in 3D game development, you may have heard of Unity. It allows you to create standalone and web-based 3D games, as well as producing content for the Wii, and the iPhone. Before today, the authoring environment was only for the Mac. Well, they just released version 2.5 for Windows!
It’s an exciting time to be a 3D game developer!