Peter Kirn of createdigitalmotion.com has just posted an interesting article about the news of Processing coming to Android. The news was first picked up by Marius Watz few days ago on Twitter mentioning that Ben Fry added a processing.android trunk to the SVN repository signing that android may be coming to Android. Here is an extract from Peter Kirn’s article on CDM:
..doing Processing development for Android promises the same streamlined, sketchbook-like production flow that Processing does on desktop. To create Android apps, you simply set Processing to “Android mode.” (Right now, you have to point to Google’s SDK, but that happens only once and may be removed in future versions.) Hit run, and your sketch launches in the Emulator. Plug in an Android device via USB, and it’ll run on your device. Soon, you should have one-click-export of apps in the way that you do Processing desktop apps.
This is great new for creative code on Android platform. Whilst iPhone has enjoyed openFrameworks support and soon Flash, Android has been slightly left in the dark. Although processing on Android is still early work in progress, you can find more information on android.processing.org
For great Processing projects on CAN, see here.
Posted on: 14/12/2009