[semi OT]: Smartphones and Python?

geremy condra debatem1 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 03:19:15 CET 2012


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Martin Schöön <martin.schoon at gmail.com> wrote:
> First of all: I don't have any first hand experience of smartphones
> but now that my trusted old GSM phone is getting old I decided I am
> in for an up-grade. It struck me it might be nice to get something
> for which I could write Python programs.
>
> A very quick internet search indicated that this should be no big
> deal if I go for an Android-based phone. What about the alterna-
> tives?
>
> It struck me this must be the best place to ask.
>
> What else? I don't know if it matters but my home PC OS is Linux.
> And I am not much of a Python programmer but I enjoy learning it
> and I have reached a level that has turned out to be useful at work.

Please note that while SL4A is a pretty good mobile python environment
it doesn't support all of the Android API, which means it generally
isn't an easy way to develop fully-fledged Android apps.

Geremy Condra



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