Can I tell you a
At first, I thought it
was a little crazy trying to teach you guys to build a Mobile App in 90
minutes, but there’s been a surprising amount of interest in the webinar I’ll
be holding next week.
So I guess it wasn’t
such a crazy idea after all.
A pile of insightful questions
came in too.
Here’s one that came
I have Adobe Flash
CS3. Will that version work for what you are teaching, or do I need a more
This question actually
had me stumped for a minute too. Because the truth is Flash and Flash Builder
are extremely close. But here’s the difference:
Adobe Flash is geared
toward animators; it gives them a rich toolset for building animated movies
with SOME coding capabilities.
On the other hand,
Flash Builder is more useful for application development.
It has an interface
design mode where you can drag and drop the components and controls you want to
appear to the user in your Application’s interface…
And it has a coding mode
where you can tell the elements how to behave when tapped, swiped, or pushed
You can even integrate
your app with the user’s social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Picasa, or integrate
with marketing tools like aWeber, 1shoppingcart, and Paypal. I’ll show you how
to do some simple social media sharing with your app on our webinar.
And you’ll see how to
hook it up to your autoresponder. That’s a feature I couldn’t even find an
example of on the web!
Here’s the thing
You don’t actually
NEED Flash Builder to build Mobile Apps, much like you don’t need Frontpage to build
Instead, you could create
your app purely with code in Notepad, just like you might write a website in raw
HTML. But it’s a lot harder this way!
Which is why I’ll be
using Flash Builder on the webinar.
Good news is you can
get a free trial of Flash Builder to use while you learn with me. Later, if you
like it and you want to develop a full-fledged app for the Apple or Google App
marketplaces you can get the full version of Flash Builder.
I’ll give you details
on how you can get it super cheap on the webinar too.
One more thing I should
have mentioned earlier…
Your apps will also
run on Amazon’s Kindle and Blackberry Playbook if you follow my instructions…so
you’ll be able to create one App and it will run on every known smart phone and
tablet, as well as on the web and on the desktop of any computer.
All in 90 minutes.
I’ve already created
the demo app last night. In another email I’ll fill you in on all the features
your app will have by the end of 90 minutes!
If you’re interested to
join the webinar and want to learn to build your own mobile apps you can sell
on the various App stores, find out more here: