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Hi,

I'm looking at creating an application that will have a fairly complex UI (and must be nicely designed) that can potentially run on an ios device (Probably IPad2). The application will take user input and post this data to an inhouse web service and display returned information on screen.

I'm fairly certain that adobe air and flex would be a good way of doing this but want to check that it fills all the boxes?

- Powerful enough visually - Yes
- Able to run on ios - Yes (and can be easily run on other platforms i believe)
- Can easily call web services - I'm not sure about this exact process but i have seen other services being called. Can somebody expand on this point?
- Allows device state management - I think so
- Complexity - I have no experience with any adobe product so would need to estimate the complexity.
- Able to work on an internal network - this doesn't really fit under adobe i assume, but i am unsure whether ios apps can access internal network resources?

Has anybody any experience in ios dev with/without adobe air? Anybody care to add any insights?

Thanks in advance
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Hello,

- Powerful enough visually - If you have visually powerful design, then yes. :)
- Able to run on ios - If you create a mobile project from Flash Builder 4.6, you can deploy it in Android, iOS and Playbook.
- Can easily call web services - General process is explained here: http://cookbooks.adobe.com/post_Connecting_Flex_4_with_WCF_Services-17006.html
But Flash Builder makes it easy to consume WCF. You basically build your web service, expose it so that Flash Builder can access it. Use web service wizard in Flash Builder to setup the whole thing and you just need to make a call to get the data.
- Allows device state management - I don't know what you mean by that.
- Complexity - If you are saying that you don't know ActionScript, it could be quite challenging project.
- Able to work on an internal network - AIR can access any URL/IP address as long as it is visible on the network.

CyanBlue
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exactly what i wanted to hear :)

I dont know actionscript, but thats part of the fun!
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