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(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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      • RockwalrusRockwalrus commented  · 

        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.

      • BreannaBreanna commented  · 

        Do you have one for iOs at all? I'd love to help. I know some Objective C, and C.. ^^

      • ClearStreamClearStream commented  · 

        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.

      • JohnJohn commented  · 

        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 Jerry Bentley commented  · 

        I wouldn't mind having just the compiler although and IDE would be nice.

      • J AllmanJ Allman commented  · 

        I would like to see it in android as well!

      • emshortAdminemshort (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.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        It would be very interesting!

      • MirrorshadesMirrorshades commented  · 

        Definitely!!! Been wondering when this would happen for a long while... make it more accessible to the public via tablet/phone use.

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