Update: Today April 9th 2010, Lee Brimelow, an Adobe platform evangelist responded to the latest poster from Apple with “Go screw yourself “ on his popular web blog TheFlashBlog.com. It’s hard not to notice the frustration of developers across the blogosphere fuel by Apple’s refusal to allow third party API compiled apps in to the iTunes store.
The language from Apple’s agreement states “Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs”. This stipulation is a loathsome move by Apple to render the new Flash CS5 feature of porting Flash files as iPhone/iPad apps totally useless.
I wonder how many flash developers will delay upgrade to CS5 once they get wind of Apple’s stipulation. I’ve noticed a few developers complaining that their apps were rejected because of the use of third party APIs such as Corona, PhoneGap & Titanium
Read the Titanium’s rejection forum post here:
John Gruber of Daring Fireball was the first to post these changes:
If you are using the latest SVN version of Tweener (AS3), you can get the GlowFilter with Tweener to work. Here’s the code sample assuming you have a movie clip named “box” on the stage.
Continue reading “MC Tweener Add Glow Filter”
Here is how to dynamically create a movie clip in ActionScript 3 using the MovieClip class Continue reading “Create Empty MovieClip Dynamically in AS3”
Here are a few way to create a preloader in flash actionscript 3 Continue reading “Preloaders in AS3”
Thanks to Pixelfumes’ AS3 Reflection class, creating reflections on static images and video clips in Flash AS3 is very easy. However there is a problem that many people find in FireFox on a PC. Continue reading “Flash Actionscript 3 Reflection Class Fix”
Here is how to delete and clear out an array using the Slice method in Flash Actionscript 3 Continue reading “Clear or Delete an Array in AS3”
Here’s how to add blur filters when using Tweener. The example below uses a movie clip with the instants name “mc1”. Make sure you change it to match the movie clip in your flash file. Continue reading “AS3 Blur Filter with Tweener class”
Good news! Flash video player (FLVPlayback component) will now play mp4 files (external video files). This is good news because you will now save time by not having to convert videos to the flv format. With mp4 we can now play H.264 HD-quality videos.
Known Issues: The video will have to be fully loaded before it starts playing. Fortunity there is a way to fix the mp4 to start playing sooner. You will have to use a tool called qt-faststart which patches the MP4 file and shefts the headers from the end of the file to the beginning. The file now will starts playback immediately, while the rest of the files is downloaded in the background.
First check if you have flash player version 9.0.115 or higher: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507
You can grag the new Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Upgrade at Amazon for about $190 I think.
How to swap depth using AS3 via setChildIndex. This will fix the Warning: 1060: Migration issue: The method getNextHighestDepth is no longer supported. Continue reading “How to Swap Depth using AS3 via setChildIndex”
Actionscript 3.0 onEnterFrame has changed a bit from the old classic AS2 onEnterFrame event function. I’ll illustrart the old and new way of preforming animations using the Enter Frame event. Continue reading “Flash AS3 onEnterFrame event changed”