Packt Celebrates 10 Years

With Packt Publishing celebrating 10 years of delivering effective learning and information services to IT professionals… they are offering most digital copies of the books they publish for only $10 USD! This offer is valid until July 5th if anyone wants to take advantage. They have a pretty huge library of titles to choose from… I highlight my books below – but they have quite a few authored by others in the community as well. Flash Development for Android Cookbook The Flash Development for Android Cookbook enables Flash developers to branch out into Android mobile applications through a set of

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AIR for Android… Intel!

Adobe Runtimes product manager, Chris Campbell, has announced at Flash Online Conference #9 that an upcoming version of AIR for Android will be supporting Intel x86 CPU-driven tablets! Following this announcement, a blog post was published on the Adobe website with further details. “The Adobe AIR platform is stronger than ever. Today, Adobe AIR powers more than 50,000 unique mobile applications on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. These applications have been installed more than a billion times by users across the world.” Some other interesting tidbits: It remains a fact that 90% of computers still have Flash

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15 million Android users… still want Flash Player?

That can’t be right, can it? Absolutely it can. In the mere 2 weeks since Adobe published the how-to “How do I manually install Flash Player on my Android device?” on their community forums – the article has been viewed 15 MILLION times. That’s from June 18th to July 1st. That is amazing. Do I think this will have any effect upon Adobe’s view of mobile Flash Player? No. I wish it would though.

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Absinthe Dilution Faerie 2.0

Absinthe Dilution Faerie version 2.0 is now available for free via Google Play! “Absinthe Dilution Faerie” is a small application which calculates how much water one should temper a dose of absinthe with in accordance with the ABV percentage as laid out by Michael Meyers of The Wormwood Society. So what’s new in this version? Quite a bit! New application imagery Default database of absinthes Clicking upon an absinthe will load it into the calculator Ability to add your favorite absinthes to the database Database management: add/update/delete Include tasting notes for each brand of absinthe So… go download and louche

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Cootie Crush! Starling game for Android

My children are absolutely in love with this game (and so am I)! Crush swarms of cooties beneath your fingertips. Clear them all before time runs out and advance to the next challenge. Cootie crushing fun for everyone! Casual game geared toward children – but challenging for adults as well. Beat your high score and race the clock! This game was developed in Starling as part of the One Game a Month effort. Even though I’m monetizing the game via the Google Play store – I am still making the source code available through my GitHub account: https://github.com/josephlabrecque/CootieCrush.

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