Daniel Freeman writes; In this final MadComponents tutorial we’re going to look at the third and final Flash Builder 4.5 tutorial (from here), and do it the MadComponents way. Adobe’s Flex Test Drive for Mobile: Build a mobile application in an hour, takes you through building an AMF web service, and then building a mobile client application that connects to that service. We’re going to build the same application using MadComponents.
AMF is a binary format used to serialise ActionScript objects. A binary AMF packet is usually significantly smaller than REST XML or SOAP packet. Hence AMF services are typically much faster.
This tutorial assumes that you have some expertise in building web services, using PHP, Coldfusion, or Java. But if you’d rather do a tutorial where the web service already exists, then have a go at building a twitter client.
We recommend that you first take a look at the first six parts of this tutorial series, which will bring you up-to-speed with using MadComponents.
Read the entire tutorial at MadComponents AMF Service Test Drive for Mobile « MobileAppDev.