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Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling
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Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling

with Joseph Labrecque

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Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling
2h 0m Intermediate Nov 15, 2013

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In this course, author Joseph Labrecque shows you how to use the Feathers and Starling user interface frameworks along with Stage3D to build out mobile applications with Adobe AIR. After setting up the project (a fully functional drawing app), you'll learn how to build application views, skin interface components with Feathers themes, and create the classes that will add functionality to the app, such as rendering, saving, and browsing sketches. The closing chapter demonstrates how to publish the project in a format suitable for Android devices, and concludes with installing and running the app.

Topics include:
  • Downloading the frameworks and the AIR SDK
  • Configuring the project
  • Implementing a theme
  • Creating the screen classes
  • Adding a navbar component
  • Building the classes
  • Returning saved files
  • Publishing a project
  • Installing and running the app
Subjects:
Developer Mobile Apps Web Mobile Web Projects
Software:
Feathers Starling
Author:
Joseph Labrecque

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(Music) Hi. I'm Joseph Labrecque and welcome to building a mobile app with Feathers and Starling. In this course, we're going to use Flash Stage 3D along with Starling and the Feathers UI component library to build out a cross-platform mobile application using Adobe Air. We'll start by setting up our project with the latest Air SDK in order to configure a new project using the GPU accelerated Starling and Feathers frameworks. Then we'll build out our application views and skin the components set with Feathers themes.

We'll employ Feathers layouts to quickly configure our application screen classes. And then we'll employ both native flash API's and third party extensions to create a functional sketching tool. We'll create the ability to browse and display previously saved creations, and then export this app to Android devices through an integrated compilation process. We've got a lot to build, so let's start building a mobile app with Feathers and Starling.

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