(IDE) Create a new IDE for ANDROID devices *VW*
Given the rise of Android devices (phones & tablets) I'd like to see a new IDE created for the Android platform. At least for Tablets. This would allow for writing 'on the go' as ideas come to mind.
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I've put a beta version of my Inform 7 interface for Android on Google Play. Not everything is implemented, but you can edit source, build, and test with it. If you're interested in trying it out, join the Inform 7 for Android Beta Testers community at https://plus.google.com/communities/110900302268615832212 , then click on the "Sign up for testing" link, followed by the "Play Store listing" link.
Do you have one for iOs at all? I'd love to help. I know some Objective C, and C.. ^^
Also interested in having this work on android. Plus a brief blurb on the download for your platform page that says "sorry folks we don't do android yet" would be helpful. It took me a while to find this thread.
Playfic sort of works - but the only browser you can really develop on is Dolphin (it allows the entry of tabs in a web form and I cannot find any others that do) and Dolphin is now crashing a lot when you have a reasonably sized project. So this is now making it virtually unusable.
Also you cannot develop off line, Playfic needs a web connection - pritty useless or expensive on the move in many countries.
So yes you can do basic stuff, if you are tied to a wifi hotspot (kind of defeating the protability of android devices) but its no substitute for a full IDE.
Sadly I'm not an Android coder and cannot help out but it would be great if you could find someone to port the IDE onto Android.
Jerry Bentley commented
I wouldn't mind having just the compiler although and IDE would be nice.
J Allman commented
I would like to see it in android as well!
Adminemshort (Admin, Inform 7) commented
Out of curiosity, is it possible to use playfic.com via Android devices?
I don't have a clear sense of whether this is feasible, but if someone wants it, we would certainly need a volunteer willing to take the project on.
It would be very interesting!
Definitely!!! Been wondering when this would happen for a long while... make it more accessible to the public via tablet/phone use.