The other day I decided to have my two daughters draw what they think a computer program should look like.  I sketched out a few key components so they’d know what I needed.  I drew a search button, a search box, a start button, a scroll bar, a scroll bar thumb, an area to put data in, and a repeating data item.  The idea was that I’d take their drawings and turn them into working Twitter search programs using Flash Catalyst to build the interface and then dropping that project into Flash Builder 4 and hooking it all into Twitter.

The final apps can be seen at the following links:  Joey Twitter and Ana Twitter.

As it turns out, doing all of this with absolutely no Flash Catalyst experience and basically no Flex experience was pretty simple and the girls love it.  So without further adieu, here’s the tutorial.

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