[ANN] ruboto-core 0.5.0 released!

The Ruboto team is proud to announce the release of ruboto-core 0.5.0.

ruboto-core 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 0.5.0:


  • Issue #74 Support JRuby 1.6.4
  • Issue #76 Update Ruboto Core to JRuby to 1.6.4
  • Issue #116 Direct installation of ruboto-core from GitHub
  • Issue #122 Make “rake update_scripts:restart” fall back to “rake
    install start” on non-rooted devices.
  • Issue #125 Support for Android SDK 14
  • Issue #127 Support for Android 4 api level 14


  • Issue #115 Cannot list files in subdirectories in apk
  • Issue #120 NameError: cannot load Java class
    arjdbc.jdbc.AdapterJavaService when using RubotoCore
  • Issue #123 Unable to load file from APK subdirectory by full path

You can find a complete list of issues here:



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

gem install ruboto-core

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.
[email protected]