[Python-Dev] Exposing the Android platform existence to Python modules

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 02:01:14 CEST 2014

On 4 Aug 2014 03:18, "Phil Thompson" <phil at riverbankcomputing.com> wrote:
> On 03/08/2014 4:58 pm, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> But *are* we going to support Android officially? What's the point? Do
>> have a plan for getting Python apps to first-class status in the App
>> (um, Google Play)?
> I do...
> http://pyqt.sourceforge.net/Docs/pyqtdeploy/introduction.html


I've only been skimming this thread, but +1 for Android mostly reading as
Linux, but with an extra method in the platform module that gives more

For those interested in mobile app development, Russell Keith-Magee also
announced the release of "toga" [1] here at PyCon AU. That's a Python
specific GUI library that maps directly to native widgets (rather than
using theming as Kivy does). I mention it as one of the things Russell is
specifically looking for is more participation from folks that know the
Android side of things :)

[1] http://pybee.org/toga/


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