Some Experiences with Python-for-Android (Py4A)

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[EuroPython 2012] Nik Klever - 5 JULY 2012 in "Track Lasagne"

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I will talk about some experiences about the API of the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) which is included in the Python-for-Android Package. The simplicity of the SL4A API lets students code mobile Python programs in a quick and easy way. Some properties of the Android GUI and the underlying Linux are discussed using an GPS tracking application and some standard Python applications like the Web Application Framework Web2py. This talk is intended for beginners who have some experience with Python but none with Android and the Py4A library. It’s not going into details, but more on how easy it was, porting Python code on Android and using especially the Android GUI with the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A).