posted by [identity profile] cartesiandaemon.livejournal.com at 03:27pm on 26/03/2017
I'd also be interested to hear people's advice. I know many programmers surprisingly few of which have actually produced smartphone apps. Shortcipher?

I previously used python+kivy, and got to the point of a game which ran on android. My experience was, good for portability, I'm not sure exactly what platforms, but kivy was explicitly multi-platform, not aimed mainly at android. Good for using your own editor, workflow, not an android specific IDE. However, I had some problems getting other android libraries to link to it, to use GPS etc. I'm not sure if that would have resolved itself, or if it was just more difficult than doing it via java. If you mostly want text output, that might well suit you.

I can look up my notes on android+python+kivy if there's anything specific you need, but I think my main takeaways were "find a kivy for android tutorial and follow it" and "do it on an up-to-date linux system, not windows".

However, I reckoned I should succumb and try it the mainstream way by java, android development kit (?), and eclipse/android studio, and see if that's smoother. I was going to do that this month, but don't have a lot of time left.

I'd be interested to hear how you get on if you do try it. (And to play more bridge at some point :))
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posted by [personal profile] hooloovoo_42 at 09:18pm on 26/03/2017
Probably way too simple for what you're looking for, as it's aimed at total beginners, but have a look at this

http://www.hannahdee.eu/appinventor/appinventor_handout2.0.pdf

I've made the Cat app and modified it to do something similar but different. I also have a whole list of apps I want to write, but don't have time!
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posted by [personal profile] jack at 08:12am on 11/05/2017
Did you get anywhere with app-writing?
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posted by [personal profile] emperor at 08:26am on 11/05/2017
Alas, not so far. I read a bunch of documentation, and then have been stupidly busy these last few weeks.

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