Archive for December, 2011

Data visualization in Flex 4.5 with Kolbert – Radar to Petal Chart

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Sometimes the data displayed in a Radar Chart can be difficult to intuitively analyse. I read a good article on alternatives to radar charts and wanted to apply the “Petal Chart” in Flex. When you look at the result, you would’nt think that both charts visualize the same data!

I used Kap Labs’ Kolbert API to generate a regular Radar Chart, and edited the data source and axis items to create a Flex Petal Chart. The two different data source CSV files can be seen if you right-click, View Source, and go to assets folder.

Radar and Petal Chart - Flex 4.5 using Kolbert

Flex 4.6 Mobile Running on Web (desktop browser)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

For those who have not yet tried out the Flex 4.6 mobile components, I have put together a collection of samples from the Adobe Help website that are runnable from a desktop web browser. I think the SplitViewNavigator looks really cool. Links to the code snippets used in the examples are below. View Source enabled!

Enjoy!

Flex 4.6 Mobile UI Running on Web (view source enabled)

Note:

Holly Schinsky has a good tutorial on getting mobile components running inĀ  a Flex web app or desktop Air app.

Code Snippet Links:

Multiple Panes in a Mobile Application – Adobe Help

Date Spinners – Adobe Help

Spinner List with Embedded Images – Adobe Help