Making apps with students in Flash is a highly engaging and rewarding activity. There is something really cool about testing the game you create and sharing it with others on a mobile device. Students also have to meet the new challenge of designing for platforms with a smaller amount of screen real estate. It's a really great project to undertake with students in the Middle and Senior Years of schooling (and beyond).
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You will need Flash CS6 to complete this tutorial as is. Note that I also have uploaded an earlier tutorial on Android App development that can be used if you have 5.5.
You can do this project and test your game using the built-in simulator in Flash CS6. However, it is great for students to see their games in action and to understand how the accelerometer works by getting hands-on with a real device. My students absolutely loved testing their games on real devices. We used the Samsung Galaxy II to test our games on. Students also tested the games on their own Android devices. You can use the template and the script for this game to create the same app for an iPhone or iPad, however you have to resize the stage and you will also need to be a member of the Apple iOS developer program. I chose to write this tutorial on making Android apps as it is a much simpler option for testing and exploring in the classroom setting.