GDG Chicago Android

Google Developers Group

We are planning an event, and a showcase, of Android and Python community to show the most useful scripts that can be run on Android device.

Background: 

Python scripts may not be the best tool to write applications for general market, but they are wonderful toolset for a scientist to do to their job: collect and calculate data, fetch and send info to server, adjust the script on the fly (on device) as needed. Any science lab, field agent, or poll collector could use a set of such scripts.

Criteria for judging (there will be worthwhile prices):

  1. Usefulness: not necessarily to public, but to creator. It should serve a clear purpose.
  2. User Interaction: use of standard widgets for input and handling of bad data
  3. Web interaction: an app without calling some (public) API is simply boring
  4. Simplicity: easy to understand and adjust to the needs of the user

We are looking for your feedback about this idea in comments below, we will also need a couple of Python experts to join the judging panel.

To run Python scripts on your device:

  1. Watch this YouTube on installation process
  2. Download: Python3ForAndroid_r6.apk
  3. Open the app, install Modules (pretty simple)
  4. Download: sl4a_r6.apk
  5. Run included Python Scripts and try to modify them!

If successful, we will try to post the script examples here on Chicago Android.

Tags: Android, Python

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