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Andy Powell on GEOLocation and a Introduction to AIR

  • Jul 27, 2011 · 6:00 PM
  • Vaco

Join us for a night with Andy Powell!  

This session is an introduction to Geolocation within RIAs as we look to answer the question of “where?”. Topics covered include basic theory, principles, and implementations of geolocation APIs within HTML5 and the Flash Platform. Special emphasis will be given to the diversity of device implementations of geolocation APIs and when to leverage each option. We will also take a look at implementations across various platforms (iOS, Android, and Flash). This session is lecture and demonstration.

I will also be covering a intro to Adobe AIR.  This will mostly be a large overview of the features in Adobe AIR as well as speaking to mobile versions.  Time permitting I will show the consumption of a API on a mobile device.


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Eating & Schmoozing 
6:30 PM - 7:50 PM Opening and AIR Intro

7:50 PM - 8:00 Break

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM GEO Location 101

About Andy Powell:

As a desktop and web-based applications developer, Andrew Powell helps clients maximize the value of Adobe’s tool suite.

Initially a ColdFusion developer, Andy branched out to specialize in AJAX, Flex, and Java, and is a globally recognized authority on Adobe’s AJAX framework, Spry. He is currently exploring how tools like Hibernate and Spring can enhance ColdFusion and Flex powered RIAs.

Earning his B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems, Finance, and Management from Mercer University, Andy spent ten years helping clients assess the full impact of Rich Enterprise Applications (REA) to meet their specific needs. With Universal Mind, he provides training, development, performance analysis and tuning, and incident resolution services across a wide array of technologies.

Andy is a frequent speaker at various public and private ColdFusion, Flex, and Flash conferences and user groups.

previously suggested topic:I get the impression there is a fair number of members that don't have any experience with Flex/AIR and want to know what it is, how it's different from other technologies, and how to get started with it. If this premise is true then there are lots of topics that could come from it.

This would be an introduction to AIR. What it is, how it differs from Flex, what features it has that Flex doesn't, intro to SQLite, File access, how to create an app that can be shared between Flex and AIR, and future features coming in AIR 2.0.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Andy did a great job explaining both the macro and micro of GeoLocation, and he allowed the discussion to delve into some unexpected areas without going too far afield.

    Charlie also did a great intro to AIR 2.7 preso.

    July 28, 2011

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