Python for Android

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Think Java's the only game in town when it comes to programming Android apps? Think again.
Acknowledgement

The scripts for this article were tested on an Android Milestone handset running release 2.1 of Android OS. The handset was kindly supplied by The Institute of Technology, Carlow, in Ireland.

Paul Barry (paul.barry@itcarlow.ie) lectures at The Institute of Technology, Carlow, in Ireland. His latest book is Head First Python, which was published by O'Reilly Media in November 2010. Find out more about Paul at his Web site: paulbarry.itcarlow.ie.

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Looks like Paul's been time

Anonymous's picture

Looks like Paul's been time travelling again. i like the article though. It covers exactly what i have spent the past hour searching for.

Well at least you got the

Jayson's picture

Well at least you got the info a week early! ;) This is a very comprehensive article about app programming. While I don't have the technical expertise to craft the SL4a technique without conquering a steep learning curve, it does open my eyes to a new way to do things. This is particularly helpful since I've been learning how mobile solutions are being tapped into by users. As one can imagine, a company that does mobile marketing(example: http://www.exacttarget.com) is going to have different needs then a company that specializes in manufacturing, or a user who wants to simplify his/her "mobile" life. Right now I fall into the latter category, but that doesn't mean I won't have a vastly different agenda in regards to app programming in the future.

Time will tell if Android development via Python is something I will tap into, but it's nice to have the programming app horizon broadened. Options are good!

Amazing!

DaNmarner's picture

this essay is posted on "Apr 30, 2011 By Paul Barry in Mobile". And today is Apr 23.

I noticed that to. I wonder

Justin C's picture

I noticed that to. I wonder what planet he was on when he published the article.

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