[Chicago] Suggestions/Advice?

Eric Mills ericmills2 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 03:08:11 CEST 2012


Why not try Kivy <http://kivy.org/#home>? It is cross platform and you can
make the app into an iPhone app, Anrdroid, Linux, Window, and OSX.

Haven't used it yet, but I will once I find an app to build. It's still in
its early stages thus far, but very promising.

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>wrote:

> though I've sworn in blood never to type a certain three letter acronym, I
> very much did laugh out loud at this.
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Ben Rousch <brousch at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> For extra fun you can compile Python to Javascript via PyJS then dump
>> it into a PhoneGap app. It works!
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I'm passingly familiar with the other options for developing, sencha,
>> > phonegap,  appcelarator(i think..?). but had the same feeling, learn a
>> > native approach first and then perhaps move on to these other less
>> > cumbersome ways.  Thanks for the suggestions.
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM, Tal Liron <tal.liron at threecrickets.com
>> >
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Android supports only a subset of the Java API, which means that many
>> Java
>> >> libraries will not work. Jython is one of them. Also worth pointing
>> out that
>> >> Jython is *huge*, and its startup time is also significant. Even if it
>> did
>> >> work on Android, as a dependency it would seem unreasonably heavy for
>> most
>> >> apps.
>> >>
>> >> It might be worth pointing out that my favorite way to develop mobile
>> apps
>> >> is in JavaScript, using Sencha Touch:
>> >>
>> >> http://www.sencha.com/products/touch
>> >>
>> >> Sencha Touch has recently started to support direct deployment, but I
>> >> deploy using PhoneGap (with a few custom plugins):
>> >>
>> >> http://phonegap.com/
>> >>
>> >> There are pros and cons to this approach, but for many of my uses the
>> pros
>> >> outweigh the cons. All that said, I would still work on learning the
>> Eclipse
>> >> dev environment.
>> >>
>> >> -Tal
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 08/27/2012 06:36 PM, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM, Daniel Peters <
>> danieltpeters at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> ha.  Don't think you can use jython on android...mores the pity.
>> >>
>> >> So in Android the compiled Java things (class or jar files? I'm not a
>> >> Java programmer either) aren't used?
>> >>
>> >> Skip
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