I just thought I’d show off an Adobe AIR project that I worked on recently. The Careers IT Seat Interactive is an iPad application that was developed as part of the Glasgow Science Centre’s Careers Hub exhibit. It consists of a series of games and quiz style questions designed to challenge and entertain visitors as they discover their ideal career based on their personality.

It has actually been a while since I last got my teeth into a decently sized project using the Flash platform. Most of the work I’ve been doing over the past 12 months has taken me away from that and onto HTML5 and native mobile projects. It genuinely felt good to be back doing some ActionScript 3. It’s still a lot of fun!


AIR’s performance on our target devices was seriously impressive, and the vector artwork created for the project looked gorgeous on those razor-sharp Retina screens. Also, there was no need for optimisation: all the vector animations and transitions ran smoothly first time. I was actually surprised at how easy it all was. Although I really shouldn’t have been.

If I can get a hold of a Retina iPad then I’ll make a video of the app actually running. In the meantime you can take a look at the screenshots that I’ve posted above.

Also, here’s a video of another part of the exhibit that was also developed using Adobe AIR (but not by myself). It’s a series of large touch screens allowing users to browse various sectors in the science industry to discover what jobs are available. The Open Exhibits framework (powered by GestureWorks) was also used in that project.