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From Michael Schmalle <apa...@teotigraphix.com>
Subject Re: [FALCON] It starts with an idea
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:16:36 GMT
Yes there are a lot of similarities.

I write in Andorid, the XML design feels like HTML4 in relation to  
what we can do in MXML. Not to mention tricks and optimizations that  
we do, like inline, data binding.

Creating/including custom components in Android XML is a pain. Imagine  
with Flex and it's MXML. They also have layout includes and other  

Just the ability to wrangle Androids most principled and basic design  
patterns in an easy to use Flex template/components.

What I have not thought about what so ever is how the build works, but  
that's just another step.

Man, you could just use Flex to create full templates for android  
dynamically based on mxml. The ideas are limitless when you think  
about how abstract we could make Flex and MXML.


Quoting Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>:

> Hi,
> I think it's an is a worth exploring. There is a similarity between  
> MXML and Android's XML group views and at first glance looks like  
> something is certainly possible in that direction. Also android does  
> have some interesting layout concepts (gravity and weight for  
> instance) which make it far easier to make screen independent and  
> density independent  applications. Perhaps some of those ideas can  
> flow back into the Flex SDK?  For instance it would be fairly  
> straight forward to make a Flex vertical or horizontal layout that  
> supported weight (it's similar to % width I know).
> Thanks,
> Justin

Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

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