Saturday 22 May 2010

Google IO Announcements

Over the past few days there have been a lot of announcements from Google at their IO event. There has been a lot of good news for the flash community and good news for android phone owners. As I am a Flex developer and have an android phone this has been exciting times!

The most exciting announcement for me was the fact that the AIR pre-release for android is now open:

A while ago I tried a bit of android development and started to think about writing a cycle computer application for my android phone. Now that we get AIR on Android though I can write this application much quicker in Flex. I can still get the geo-location and accelerometer data which is all I need.
The other advantage of course is that the application will work on any other device that supports AIR.

I am also very excited by all the cool new features coming in the next version of Android. I just hope it’s not too long before it’s released.