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PlayBook SDK and Simulator with AIR 2.7 - New Toronto Group

PlayBook SDK and Simulator with AIR 2.7

| June 28th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal Consultant An updated version of the BlackBerry® Tablet OS SDK for Adobe® AIR® and the included BlackBerry® PlayBook® Simulator are now available at: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/adobe.jspA couple of things to be aware of when upgrading.First, make sure you have upgraded to Flash Builder 4.5.1.Next, backup and delete the blackberry-tablet-sdk-x.x.x folder from…

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Posted in AIR, BlackBerry, flash builder, mobile development, playbook | 0 Comments

Parsley vs. Cairngorm 2 for Building Flex Apps - New Toronto Group

Parsley vs. Cairngorm 2 for Building Flex Apps

| June 27th, 2011 by Derek Santos

By Derek Santos - ConsultantThere are definitely a good amount of Flex Frameworks out there nowadays; but choosing the right one can be a daunting task.  While Cairngorm 2 is arguably the most popular, Parsley is now a major contender. In fact, Cairngorm 3 contains similar concepts as Parsley, and even suggests it as part of its framework.  Of course, deciding which one to use all depends on what you're…

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Posted in cairngorm, Flex, frameworks, parsley | 2 Comments

Adobe Flash Builder 4.5.1, AIR 2.7 and iOS - New Toronto Group

Adobe Flash Builder 4.5.1, AIR 2.7 and iOS

| June 20th, 2011 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantBefore today, we could only get AS3 projects created with Flash Builder 4.5 onto an iOS device. Adobe has now released Flash Builder 4.5.1 which includes the option of creating a Flex project and exporting it to your iOS device. This long awaited release brings us relief from having to manually create our ipa files with ADT and the command line.Last week, Adobe also released…

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Posted in Actionscript, AIR, flash builder, Flex, ios, mobile development | 11 Comments

List of Tablet Screen Resolutions and Sizes - New Toronto Group

List of Tablet Screen Resolutions and Sizes

| June 20th, 2011 by Andrei Vanahel

By Andrei Vanahel - Consultant As developers for tablets we should always consider different screen sizes and screen resolutions.  With the variety of tablets currently available on the market, it's easy to get your UI broken especially if you are developing for Android or developing an AIR (or HTML5) based application which is intended to run on different devices. I've decided to put together a list…

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Posted in AIR, Android, apps, mobile development | 1 Comments

NTG is on Facebook and Twitter! - New Toronto Group

NTG is on Facebook and Twitter!

| June 17th, 2011 by Ed Van Beilen

NTG has made a commitment to publish more technical blog content in order to further support our developer community. To ensure our readers are staying up to date on new posts, NTG is now on Facebook and Twitter to open provide alternative means of communication. So be sure to "like" the New Toronto Group Facebook page, or follow @NewYYZ if you want to stay up to date with the new and improved NTG…

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tips and Tricks - New Toronto Group

BlackBerry PlayBook Tips and Tricks

| June 08th, 2011 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - Senior ConsultantI've been using the BlackBerry PlayBook for a number of weeks now and I'd like to share some useful actions, most of which are not well known. Swipes Show/hide the title bar inside an app - swipe along the path of a red arrow Show/hide the keyboard - swipe along the path of the blue arrow Rotate the simulator between landscape and portrait mode (simulator only) - orange…

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Posted in BlackBerry, Chad Upton, playbook, tips, tricks | 1 Comments

PlayBook SDK and Simulator with AIR 2.7 - New Toronto Group

jQuery Mobile With WebWorks Gotcha

| June 06th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal Consultant Since RIM's WebWorks platform for the PlayBook is based on HTML5, it's natural to use a popular JavaScript framework such as jQuery Mobile. One thing to be aware of when creating a WebWorks app in this way is that the jQuery Mobile framework relies on AJAX calls to load pages. When your HTML is hosted on a server, this works great. But when running a WebWorks application…

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Posted in jQuery Mobile, mobile development, playbook, WebWorks | 1 Comments

HTML5 vs. Flex - How Do They Compare - New Toronto Group

HTML5 vs. Flex - How Do They Compare

| June 03th, 2011 by Sean Hopen

By Sean Hopen - Consultant HTML5 is the latest version of HTML. This new standard provides HTML features that were previously offered only through plug-ins like the Flash player.  I've been wondering where this puts Flex and Flash. This post summarizes what I've recently discovered.The new HTML5 features make it more useful for creating RIA's (see examples here).  Some of the key new features are support…

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Posted in adobe, apps, Flash, Flex, HTML5, RIA's | 1 Comments

Adobe Flash Builder 4.5.1, AIR 2.7 and iOS - New Toronto Group

Adobe AIR on Televisions

| June 02th, 2011 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantWhile everyone is trying to figure out who has the best tablet, there is an exciting phenomenon happening in the world of home entertainment. Industry leaders are bringing the Internet to the television and Blue-ray players.In the past several years there have been several options like the D-Link Boxee Box, but take a look at the televisions and blue-ray players on sale…

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Posted in Actionscript, adobe, AIR, apps, Flash, Flash Player, Video | 0 Comments