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Beta Version of AIDE Enables Application Building On Android 48

sl4shd0rk writes "Hackers can now build applications directly on their Android devices with the beta release of AIDE. The Android IDE is at beta version 7, and already allows editing and compiling of apps as well as integration with LogCat. AIDE is even compatible with projects started on Eclipse so you can move a project over and work on it. Finally, a reason to get yourself that Transformer keyboard dock?" sl4shd0rk also provided a screencast which is attached. InfoQ has a short interview with the developers. Mildly interesting is that it does the compilation on device instead of shipping the work off to some network service or other. The app is, like a lot of Android stuff, only free cost with no corresponding source code at the moment.

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Beta Version of AIDE Enables Application Building On Android

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  • by tilante ( 2547392 ) on Wednesday March 14, 2012 @10:10AM (#39351995)
    The Palm platform had a C compiler and resource editor back in 2000, allowing native Palm apps to be created on Palms themselves. Look up "onboard c palm" on Google for full details. There's also Quartus, an onboard Forth development environment which could compile to native code, and could use the same resource editor as OnBoard C. I'm surprised that it's taken this long for anyone to release an onboard IDE for Android....

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