AIR for Android has come a long way in the last one year or so and I think one of the most significant developments in this area was the launch of their latest, now-still-in-beta IDE Flash Builder Burrito. Apart from providing support for mobile and multi-screen applications (which really is the point of this blog post and the website in general), Flash Builder Burrito also has some amazing developer friendly features like Accelerated coding for Flex and ActionScript projects using code templates and Improved designer/developer workflow which enables designers and developers to begin to collaborate on the production of high-fidelity Flex projects. For more details on Flash Builder Burrito, go here. Getting back to why Flash Builder Burrito is the best IDE for Android development, take a look at the following screenshots.
Once you have built your app, you can simulate it on about a dozen devices including the Google Nexus One, Motorola Droid/2/X, HTC Evo and Samsung Fascinate/Epic/Captivate.
Running the app either on the device itself (yes, isn’t that so awesome!) or on the simulator is very simple as shown below.
Also, here is a sample application running on the simulator.
Hope you find this useful. I am writing a tutorial on writing a simple Hello World application for AIR4Android so it should be up on this blog very soon.
Please note that you will need an updated version of the Flex SDK called Flex Hero to work on this stuff. But if you’re getting Flash Builder Burrito then Flex Hero should be bundled with the Burrito installation.