Posts Tagged Flash Maps
For quite some time I’ve had my Radar application out on the Android Market, but one of the major annoyances was that the Google Maps component didn’t work on iOS. So I could never release the application for that platform, despite many “attempts” to get it working.
With AIR 3 we have new feature called Native Extensions, so I asked one of our great Engineering team called Meet Shah to look at this problem and see if we could expose native UI components within an AIR application. It turns out that Native Extensions don’t just give us the capability to access APIs like Notifications and Bluetooth, but to actually present native UI within our apps.
The goal is to finish the Native Extension for Android, iOS, Playbook and Desktop platforms and then release the code. Meet decided to follow the current (deprecated) AS3 API for Flash so that your existing applications will continue to work ongoing, great idea!