Launching the camera from an AIR for Android app

To access the smartphone camera from an AIR for Android app, you can try the following code. It would launch the camera and let use capture a photo. It then trace the photo name/path which you can use a loader object to load it onto the AIR app.





var cam:CameraUI = new CameraUI();

cam.addEventListener(MediaEvent.COMPLETE, doComplete);

function doComplete(e:MediaEvent):void

{var mp:MediaPromise =;  trace(mp.file.url);}



~ by brianchau on August 22, 2012.

6 Responses to “Launching the camera from an AIR for Android app”

  1. how do u launch CameraRoll only for videos?
    saw some (native I guess) apps that do that.

    • Try this isntead:


      • nope. cameraRoll does not have that launch method.
        I guess I need a native extension.

        PS: the native facebook app does that when you try to add a picture. lets you select either photos or videos, and if you select videos you can only see the videos from your gallery.

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