New Mobile Trader Desktop Demo App for Android

I built a new “Mobile Trader Desktop” application that I published on the Android Market. This is a demo application (with simulated data) built with Flex “Hero” and running on AIR for Android.

To install the application, just search for “Mobile Trader” on the Android Market, or access the following URL from your device’s browser: market://search?q=pname:air.MobileTrader.

You can download the source code (project file) here. You need Flash Builder Burrito (available here) to open this project.

Quick Application Walkthrough

The “Assets” tab shows a summary of your investment portfolio’s progress. You can use swipe and zoom gestures on the chart at the bottom of the screen to navigate through historical data. Notice that if you rotate your device (in landscape), the layout changes to display a full screen view of the chart. The charts in this application are built using simple FXG paths (not mx charts).

The “Watch” tab shows a price grid with values changing in real time. In this demo the feed is simulated at the client side, but I will post another version of the application that connects to an LCDS server. If you tap a stock in the list, you get a real time chart view of the updates of the selected stock.

If you rotate your device, the layout changes to better fit the chart in landscape view.

  • rich and informative material about mobile technology……

  • This is a very helpful app. thanks for sharing the code. We need more app’s like this.

  • Android or Windows PC, that is the question! I wonder if this is available in Windows as well? Anyway, I like the fact that you can set watchlists and see charts. It’d be great if you can set the charts for different time scales?

  • rst

    hi Coenraets,
    im quite new in android on air things.

    if i build an air app with the hero sdk can i also build an apk file of that application ? if yes then how ?
    your above example is an air project. how can i build the apk to install it into my device?

    best regards

  • rst

    ooops, my mistake.

    the above example is an mobile project in air. i was testing another project which had similar name.
    now when i import the fxp file im getting this error “An internal build error has occurred. Right-click for more information.”

  • rst

    okay its running now. :)

  • hello,

    i’m currently building application using Flex 4.5.
    The application using tabbed view navigator.
    i want to put icon on each tab button, because view navigator has icon property.
    but, the apps didn’t show icon at all. Maybe there’s some kind of trick to fix it?


  • The secret to a great mobile trading app is relatively simple – speed. If the app is in anyway clunky or slow the traders just aren’t interested.

  • 10x for sharing

  • great work nice shareds

  • Christophe, I love how easy it is to target multiple devices with the same Flex code. Great video.