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Pro Android Flash by Paul Trani, Oswald Campesato, Dean Iverson, Stephen Chin

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Chapter 7

Taking Advantage of Hardware Inputs

You saw in the previous chapter how to integrate your Android Flash application with the native software services provided by the Android OS. In this chapter, you will learn how to make use of the hardware sensors included in Android-powered devices. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to capture sound, images, and video; tap into geolocation services to read the device's location; and read accelerometer data to determine the orientation of the device—all from within your Flash application.

Modern mobile devices have an amazing array of hardware sensors—from accelerometers to cameras to GPS receivers. Effective mobile applications should be able to take advantage of these features when ...

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