Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:41 AM
LOL - The problem is Flex is a Flash based application. We are re-writing all our Retirement apps with it. The thing is more and more of our staff is using iPads to do more and more work and we always expected that eventually the apps could be used by mobile devices and we would switch to Android based tablets.
But if all flash support is dropped from mobile devices then Flex web applications will never work on them and either some departments in the state will have to switch application technologies or plans for widened use of tablets by for instance our employees traveling to native villages etc. will have to continue to use laptops and any former employees who go mobile and replace computers will not be able to access our tools.
So the answer is not as simple as "No," this could cause some state departments to finance a complete switch in development technologies complete with training costs and re-development costs as well as licensing etc.
The only bright side is that Flex applications made as desktop AIR apps will still work on mobile devices. But right now all our development is web based.
Thank You, Migwetth, Gunalche’esh, Ha’w'aa, Danke
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