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Overview about Tools to generate/create Android applications

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  • 1. App Inventor for Android and Similar Tools Friedger Müffke 29 July 2010
  • 2. Tools to Build Apps for Android App Inventor Educational  DroidDraw ­ Layout Editor  Droidbreeder native Browser-based MobiForms PhoneGap Graphical Titanium XMLVM Professional J2MEPolish Eclipse-based Qt­Designer Cross-platform BlueJ/Greenfoot Adobe Flash Professional Bondi/JIL Development Terminal console free Runtime required 29 July 2010
  • 3. App Inventor for Android http://appinventor.googlelabs.com ● For Teaching, based on ● Open Block Library/Scratch Language and ● Kawa Language Framework ● Designer ● Block Editor ● Connector 29 July 2010
  • 4. App Inventor: Designer ● WYSIWYG editor for layout ● Visual and non-visual components ● Written in Scheme language Let's open the IDE 29 July 2010
  • 5. App Inventor: Blocks Editor ● Programming part ● Prefedined blocks (logic, procedures, ..) ● Access to screen components ● Puzzle like programming 29 July 2010
  • 6. App Inventor: Limitations ● Do file I/O ● Create a custom object and instances of it ● Copy and paste stuff ● Easily print your program (some people like to) ● Access the phone’s capabilities list ● Use Bluetooth ● Delete stuff without saying “Yes I’m sure” (from Mark Murphy) There is a long wishlist by app developers on appinventor@googlegroups.com 29 July 2010
  • 7. DroidDraw / Layout Editor Generate XML for Layout 29 July 2010
  • 8. DroidBreeder ● Free, by Axxessio ● Generates full source code ● Extended projects wizzard ● Settings ● GPS ● Maps ● Database ● Connection ● GUI 29 July 2010
  • 9. MobiForms ● Generate full apps ● 99 GBP ● Database centric ● Cross-Platform Java-VM required 29 July 2010
  • 10. Phone Gap ● Open Source, free ● HTML and Javascript ● Cross-platform browser-based with interface to device ● Sony Ericsson WebSDK, etc... 29 July 2010
  • 11. Titanium ● Open Source, free SDK, paid services ● Cross-platform Android and iPhone ● Generates native source code from HTML/JS 29 July 2010
  • 12. XMLVM ● Open Source, free ● Tool chain, no IDE ● Converts ● Source Code to XML ● XML to Java byte code 29 July 2010
  • 13. J2MEPolish ● Open Source, free ● Cross-platform generates native apps ● Java-based development 29 July 2010
  • 14. Runtime required Runtime Tool Qt for Android Qt Designer Java Applet Runner BlueJ/Greenfoot Flash/Air Adobe Flash Professional HTML Widget Runner Jil/BONDI Development AES Terminal Console 29 July 2010