You'll need Flash Player 10.1+ to this this example.

I recently looked for an IOS scrollbar for iPhone and iPad written in AS3 to implement with an AIR to IOS project and wasn't able to find one so I decided I would try to make it my self. I'll tell you this much - IOS scrolling is more complex than you might think at first glance.

It's not a perfect re-make, but it's comperable. The classes needed to compile the source are in the jacksonkr as3 kit on github. In case you're a minimizer, you'll only need com.jacksonkr.ui.IOSScroll* (2 files)

When using this on a mobile device you'll get the best performance when using a GPU mode and content that is either a bitmap or cached as a bitmap.

This IOS scrollbar for Actionscript was made using Flash CS5.5 and saved as a CS5 document. The source has been attached to this post.


I hear that it's confusing to download everything you need so I added a zip called which works out of the box. If you're like me and just like to grab-files-and-go then just download the

January 16, 2012

I started on a class called TouchPull and I wanted a graphical example of it so put one together yesterday. This class gives you access to pull direction, distance and a make-shift velocity. All the files to make this example work on your own multitouch (AIR friendly) device are attached (other than provision + dev cert). Make note that TouchEvents do not work with the mouse. So you won't be able to test this on your machine unless you have a TouchEvent friendly device attached.

To compile the example you will need the following:

  • Flash CS 5.5 or higher
  • AIR overlay of 3.1 or higher
  • Apple Developer account with valid developer certificate and valid mobile provisioning license

Also note, You'll find a public static const inside of

I modified this example to only work on your computer with a mouse meaning a multitouch device will only allow you to use one finger. This example will easily convert to listening for touches, but then a mouse will no longer work. The code for TouchEvents is still in the project, it's just commented out.

January 10, 2012

I haven't really seen a circle packing example for canvas so I decided to put one together based on a Flash based Circle Packing example that I've seen.

Drupal changed my js to a js_.txt format. Regardless, it's the source for this project so feel free to grab it and take a look. Also, I just took into account one of Mr. Doob's famous examples that uses Circle Packing.

September 25, 2011
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