Android apps using ruby

Hi,

I just like to build apps for Android apps. I am a rubyist btw, and how
can I develop android apps using ruby ?

Is there any cross compiler or any other tool available for this purpose
?

Lakshmanan Muthukrishnan wrote:

Hi,

I just like to build apps for Android apps. I am a rubyist btw, and how
can I develop android apps using ruby ?

Is there any cross compiler or any other tool available for this purpose
?

JRuby?

Andrew K. wrote:

Lakshmanan Muthukrishnan wrote:

Hi,

I just like to build apps for Android apps. I am a rubyist btw, and how
can I develop android apps using ruby ?

Is there any cross compiler or any other tool available for this purpose
?

JRuby?

Is it stable enough ? Does it have any issues right now ?

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Lakshmanan Muthukrishnan
[email protected] wrote:

You can check Ruboto:

http://blog.headius.com/2010/04/building-ruboto-precompiling-ruby-for.html

Jesus.

So here’s the skinny on Ruby on Android (which I’ve dubbed “Ruboto”)

  • JRuby itself works out of the box, so you can incorporate it into
    any app and start running Ruby code.
  • There is a demo application on the marketplace called “Ruboto IRB”
    that includes a console, editor, and sample scripts.
  • The Ruboto IRB project is hosted at
    http://github.com/ruboto/ruboto-irb.
  • The Ruboto mailing list is “ruboto” on google groups:
    http://groups.google.com/group/ruboto
  • There is a Ruby Summer of Code project in progress to make Ruby on
    Android a clean and simple affair, including things like app
    generators, API wrappers, etc.
  • The Ruboto web page will be at http://ruboto.org, but it’s
    in-progress at the moment.

There’s room for anyone to jump in and contribute, and of course the
toolchain for Android apps is totally free and there’s no restrictions
on what languages you can use in your apps :slight_smile: What a crazy concept!

  • Charlie

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 11:34 PM, Lakshmanan Muthukrishnan <
[email protected]> wrote:

JRuby?

Is it stable enough ? Does it have any issues right now ?

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

I am also curious as to the state of Android dev with JRuby. And if
Charles
reads this, I am willing to put in some time to help with the domain of
application (though it should be understood that I do have a paying
job), I
have a friend I’ve been teaching Ruby, but he’s been a bit aloof. He
used
Python to host a server, and Java to get his phone to connect to it, I
wouldn’t mind being able to help him set up a JRuby app on his phone,
and
would be willing to use as much of my understanding as possible.

If that is not going to happen for quite a while, I wouldn’t mind
knowing
this either, sot hat i dont accidentally promise things I can’t deliver.

On Jun 17, 2010, at 10:44 AM, Charles Oliver N. wrote:

There’s room for anyone to jump in and contribute, and of course the
toolchain for Android apps is totally free and there’s no restrictions
on what languages you can use in your apps :slight_smile: What a crazy concept!

There’s the question of preferred language. Personally, I’d prefer to
code for the Iphone using Ruby and hope Apple eventually lets MacRuby
into their garden.

The other question is how successful of a market will Android become
among non-techies given its unrestrained openness.

Jose

Jose Hales-Garcia
UCLA Department of Statistics
[email protected]

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Jose Hales-Garcia
[email protected] wrote:

There’s the question of preferred language. Â Personally, I’d prefer to code for the Iphone using Ruby and hope Apple eventually lets MacRuby into their garden.

The other question is how successful of a market will Android become among non-techies given its unrestrained openness.

I fail to see how unrestrained openness would negatively impact the
success of the Android marketplace. More bad apps will slip through,
but you can rate those suckers into the ground if you choose.

Given the explosion of choice in Android devices and the openness of
its tooling, OS, and market, I think it’s a pretty good bet to start
getting into Android development now.

  • Charlie

I don’t find the Rhomobile way very appealing. I want to be able to
call into all the Android APIs, write interactive 2D graphical apps,
and basically have the entire world of Java libraries available to me.
Rhomobile seems like a lowest-common-denominator platform, where
lowest can mean some pretty primitive Blackberry devices. Ruboto is
aimed at Android and Android alone, and (if I have anything to say
about it) will not limit what parts of the platform you can use.

FWIW, I think Rhomobile is a fine approach if you want to have a very
simple web-like application that installs locally and works on several
platforms. Of course, I can suggest another option for that: the web
itself :slight_smile:

  • Charlie

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Yacobus Reinhart

On 2010-06-17 11:29:52 -0700, Charles Oliver N. said:

I fail to see how unrestrained openness would negatively impact the
success of the Android marketplace. More bad apps will slip through,
but you can rate those suckers into the ground if you choose.

  • Charlie

For the record, Charlie, the walls around Apple’s garden have
absolutely NOT prevented bad apps from slipping through. Openness isn’t
even on the average consumer’s radar, so no worries there. They just
care about how shiny it is and what they can do with it.

I’m excited about Ruby on the Android. (I’d also be excited about
MacRuby on the iP{a,o}d.)

Has this situation improved with Apple’s recent relaxing of
restrictions on the dev guidelines for iOS 4?

Cheers,
Ed

Ed Howland
http://greenprogrammer.wordpress.com
http://twitter.com/ed_howland

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 12:53 AM, Joel VanderWerf

This link will be very useful for you:

http://www.reinhartlab.com/2010/05/develop-smartphone-using-rhohub.html

It is using ruby on rails and very easy :slight_smile:

Yacobus

On Sep 14, 2010, at 10:01 AM, Ed Howland wrote:

Has this situation improved with Apple’s recent relaxing of
restrictions on the dev guidelines for iOS 4?

This question comes up repeatedly on the MacRuby mailing list. Here’s
the latest thread on the subject…

http://lists.macosforge.org/pipermail/macruby-devel/2010-September/005987.html

Jose

Jose Hales-Garcia
UCLA Department of Statistics
[email protected]

On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 12:01:39 pm Ed Howland wrote:

Has this situation improved with Apple’s recent relaxing of
restrictions on the dev guidelines for iOS 4?

Possible, but why would you want to? Apple has already demonstrated that
they
are willing to cripple your development efforts on a whim. If the
situation is
better now, it’s entirely because Apple deigns to allow it.

Why on earth would you target a platform like that?

Charles Oliver N. wrote:

FWIW, I think Rhomobile is a fine approach if you want to have a very
simple web-like application that installs locally and works on several
platforms. Of course, I can suggest another option for that: the web
itself :slight_smile:

Web is ok, unless you need to access gps or other hw.

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 2:27 PM, David M. [email protected]
wrote:

I think I agree w/you that android is a better dev target, but I was
thinking of X-Platform development (Both Android and iPhone)

Cheers,
Ed

Ed Howland
http://greenprogrammer.wordpress.com
http://twitter.com/ed_howland

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