Some Experiences with Python-For-Android (Py4A)

A session at EuroPython 2012

  • Nik Klever

Thursday 5th July, 2012

2:30pm to 3:30pm (CET)

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).

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Nik Klever

Professor, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg

Programming numerical simulations in Geophysics with several computer languages since the mid 70s. Responsible for the datacommunications part in the german data center of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty of the United Nations in the mid 80s. Starting to use web programming with Perl and Python as head of a computing center at the University of Bayreuth in the mid 90s. Since 2001 Professor for New Media and Internet Technologies at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, using Python as programming language in all courses.

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EuroPython 2012

Italy Italy, Florence

2nd8th July 2012

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