Thanks for that, interesting.
However, that video is a few months older than the discontinuation announcement.
I guess a compromise is using a web view for devices that support it and use the JS API, but the StageWebView isn't a display object and manipulation of it is more dificult to maintain.
have a look at mapquest, http://developer.mapquest.com/
they have a flash/flex api and a mobile version, both free
I started playing with it last night, on a mobile it loads a hell of a lot faster than google
Thanks. I know about them. I played around with it and liked it, but for now at least, I think Google's maps have a bit more detail, especially outside US.