[ANN] ruboto-core M.m.p released!

The Ruboto team is proud to announce the release of ruboto-core 0.4.0.

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 0.4.0:


  • Issue #57 Run scripts directly from APK
  • Issue #64 Ruboto Platform APK
  • Issue #66 Automatically install the Ruboto Core platform app when
    starting a Ruboto Core app
  • Issue #69 Make Ruboto Core app relocatable to SDCARD
  • Issue #71 “ruboto update app” should update generated Java entry
  • Issue #77 Make RubotoBroadcastReceiver follow the same pattern as
    RubotoActivity and RubotoService
  • Issue #81 Make startup progress dialog cancelable
  • Issue #89 Add support for rubygems >= 1.8.0


  • Issue #88 start_ruboto_activity broken on start up

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/