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Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Weeks by Tony Hillerson

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Day 1: Android

Or, Using RubyMotion to Write an Android App

RubyMotion began as a way to write iOS apps with Ruby. It was three years later, with version 3.0, that Android support was added. This is an exciting prospect for anyone wanting to write cross-platform apps with Ruby, or perhaps just use the more friendly Ruby syntax. The question is, how far does this capability take you? What does it feel like to write an Android app?

Today we’ll write a full Android app using RubyMotion, and you should be able to get a good sense of what it feels like. We’ll create a project and then configure the theme, using Android resources and Java dependencies. We’ll build an API layer, testing it using RubyMotion’s excellent console. Then we’ll work on ...

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