Very pleased to see my new course with Lynda.com, “Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling“, published to the online training library. There are a number of free sample videos from the course that anyone can access – and subscribers can complete the entire course from start to finish. If you are looking to get into mobile app development – or even just get up to speed with Flash Stage3D through Starling and Feathers… this is a solid introduction to these topics.
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.
- 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