[gambit-list] Gambit on Android

Keith Flower keith at keithflower.org
Sat Jun 9 22:42:08 EDT 2012


On Jun 2, 2012, at 3:50 PM, Steve Graham wrote:

> Keith,
> 
>    A few more questions.
>    1) Can I use your Android Gambit to make a self-contained app?

A self-contained .apk? No. You might, however, consider use of the Android Native Development Toolkit to compile Gambit-produced C code for use in an Android app. 
 
>    2) Can I strip away the unneeded parts of Gambit before making the app?  If so, how does one do that?
> 
> 
> Thanks, Steve
> 

Keith 

> From: Keith Flower <keith at keithflower.org>
> To: Steve Graham <jsgrahamus at yahoo.com> 
> Cc: Gambit List <Gambit-list at iro.umontreal.ca> 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [gambit-list] Gambit on Android
> 
> 
> On Mar 13, 2012, at 3:35 PM, Steve Graham wrote:
> 
>> Keith,
>> 
>>    What steps did you take to learn Java, how to use Java for GUI's on Android and how to tie it together with JNI?  Any recommended books or URL's?
>> 
> 
> I can't think of any particular Java resource I've used online more than others. Probably for Android the best overall resources have been the numerous example programs that come with the development kit. There are NDK examples as well. JNI to me seems a bit arcane - here are a couple of links I found helpful:
> 
> http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/design/jni.html
> http://android.wooyd.org/JNIExample/files/JNIExample.pdf
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Keith
> 
>> 
>> Thanks, Steve
>> 
>> From: Keith Flower <keith at keithflower.org>
>> To: Steve Graham <jsgrahamus at yahoo.com> 
>> Cc: Gambit List <Gambit-list at iro.umontreal.ca> 
>> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 12:38 PM
>> Subject: Re: [gambit-list] Gambit on Android
>> 
>> For my little Gambit for Android app
>> 
>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.keithflower.gambit
>> 
>> the GUI is Java, Gambit is compiled with the Android Native Development Kit, and JNI is the bridge.
>> 
>> I'm testing to release a new version that incorporates all of Marc's nice recent iOS changes. 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Keith
>> 
>> On Mar 12, 2012, at 10:19 AM, Steve Graham wrote:
>> 
>>> I understand that Android apps are typically written in Java.  How then is Gambit able to run on that platform?  If it is possible to write GUI apps for the Android using Gambit, are there any pointers on how to get started?
>>> 
>>> Thanks, Steve
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