Flex: a handy + capable tool for quick implementation
April 29, 2021

Flex: a handy + capable tool for quick implementation

Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apache Flex (formerly Adobe Flex)

We utilized it to create a multi-device internal app for tracking hours as well as created a couple of apps for customers. Nothing too big, but it was helpful in creating the apps pretty quickly & making them cross-platform. Otherwise, we would have had to look outside the agency for additional help.

Pros

  • Runs on flash (at the time this was handy, not so much now. hah).
  • Good support from the company.
  • Ability to run offline.

Cons

  • Relied too much on flash at some times in its history.
  • Not web standard.
  • html5 took over its market.
  • Cross platform usage
  • IDE support
  • Easy debugging
  • Positive: Easy to learn if you already knew AS.
  • Negative: Too heavy on flash knowledge (I know it's contradictory, but it was a plus & a minus).
  • ROI was great since it saves time on multiple devices compiling.

Do you think Apache Flex delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Apache Flex's feature set?

Yes

Did Apache Flex live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Apache Flex go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Apache Flex again?

Yes

I feel like it was better suited in its role in the early days of the app, as things progressed, it didn't as much. It may have gotten better as Apache took over, but I think they lost some users due to other things taking over on the web a bit more.

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