Flash eLearning Tool Conversion to iPad App

The past couple weeks I have been concentrating on the conversion of one of our virtual learning environment tools to an iPad App. The tool is built using Flash and the idea of converting it to an App came in the concluding stages of the tool development. Luckily, Apple recently granted permission for Adobe’s Flash platform to convert to iOS App. But unfortunately, there are a number of limitations concerning the capabilities of a Flash generated App. Embedded video performance isn’t great, animations need to be fairly simple and a number of the iOS APIs are not accessible. However, I am pretty pleased with the conversion so far and hope that our client and Apple will agree. We have a couple more eLearning and medical simulation tools lined up for App conversion and deployment and I have a feeling I’ll be getting pretty acquainted with Apple’s Online iOS Dev Center, and that’s a good thing!