Edge Code, PhoneGap Build, and lots of Absinthe!

Presented at the Adobe MAX Community Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA on May 8th, 2013. We’ll be having at look at the Absinthe Dilution Faerie mobile app and how it was created with Adobe Creative Cloud tooling and services. You might even learn a thing of two about Absinthe… Slides: Recording: Presented at Adobe MAX 2013: Community Central Show and Tell Theater [Apologies for the audio quality and image distortion. Recorded locally with built-in mic.]

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Adobe MAX: Community Central Show and Tell Theater

There arn’t the normal set of unconferences this year as normally found at MAX; FITC, 360, and others are pretty well absent from the community pavilion this time around. The good news is that thee is a new community based effort this year: the Show and Tell Theater! Here, people from Adobe and the community can share some cool projects they are working on in a lounge setting on the Adobe MAX Community Pavilion floor. The Show and Tell Theater is located within Community Central. Schedule is up on the Adobe MAX blog. Am I participating in this? Yes, I

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Review: PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot

I’ve been working a lot with PhoneGap lately for both personal projects and teaching. Because of this, I’ve taken some time to check out some of the newer books on the subject. The last book I’ve had a chance to look over is the PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot published by Packt (Packt being the publisher of my latest book as well – Learning Adobe Edge Animate). The book itself is just under 400 pages and is structured in an interesting way because every chapter is a different PhoneGap project. These projects include some really great examples of localization,

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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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PhoneGap Starter (for PhoneGap Build)

Most PhoneGap “Hello World” examples make you go through the task of configuring PhoneGap on your system and making sure your system PATH is set with Android Virtual Device support and a bunch of command line interfacing… and it is CONFUSING for newcomers! What if you just want to write your code… test your code in browser… then compile everything with PhoneGap Build services? Well, then you read this tutorial! To complete this example, you will need: Google Chrome Ripple Emulator Plugin from http://emulate.phonegap.com/ ZIP file package An IDE to edit the code A web server (like IIS, APACHE, whatever)

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Absinthe Dilution Faerie

“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. The application also has the support of The Wormwood Society! If you are at all interested in absinthe or absinthe education; The Wormwood Society is an absolutely invaluable resource. Happy to say that some prominent Absintheurs are supportive of this little application! Grab it for FREE on the Google Play store: I’ve also created an entry for the app on the PhoneGap site: http://phonegap.com/app/absinthe-dilution-faerie/

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