[Chicago] Suggestions/Advice?

Joshua Herman zitterbewegung at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 03:36:43 CEST 2012


If you go the java route check out my open source android app.
https://github.com/zitterbewegung/Redtxt

It sends encrypted text messages and has examples of how to do some
basic things with android.
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On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com> wrote:
> interesting, hadn't heard of this one yet. good lookin out sir
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Eric Mills <ericmills2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Why not try Kivy? 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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