[ANN] Ruboto 0.5.2 released!

The Ruboto team is proud to announce the release of Ruboto 0.5.2.

Ruboto is a framework for writing full Android apps in Ruby. It includes
support libraries and generators for creating projects, classes, tests,
and more.

New in version 0.5.2:


  • Issue #31 Only re-dex class files if class files have changed
  • Issue #133 Support for Android 4.0.3 api level 15
  • Issue #136 Rename gem to “ruboto”


  • Issue #138 Update all wiki entries to match new gem name


  • Issue #131 Fixed ‘rake update_scripts’ by adding external scripts dir
    to load path

You can find a complete list of issues here:


To use Ruboto, you need to install a Java JDK, the Android SDK, Apache
ANT, and a Ruby implementation. Then do (possibly as root)

gem install ruboto

To create a project do

ruboto gen app --package <your.package.name>

You can find an introductory tutorial at

If you have any problems or questions, come see us at http://ruboto.org/


Uwe K.