Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?

  • From: Jared Stofflett <stofflet@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:37:54 -0400

The Java programming language is used with Android, although it is not
byte code compatible with Java on the PC. You can also use alternative
languages to program for Android if they run on the JVM such as Scala
with a little extra work not sure ifGroovy works.

On 7/30/10, Jay Macarty <jay.macarty2009@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Being completely new to this topic until I started following this thread,
> let me ask a rather dumb question. What language is used for androyd and the
> apps?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alex Hall" <mehgcap@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 10:19 AM
> Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?
>
>
>> Yes it would, but I had no luck with Eclipse and Jaws. Maybe it was
>> just me, but I found the entire setup very hard to use and much less
>> productive than a text editor. I did miss the auto-importing of
>> required packages, though.
>>
>> On 7/30/10, Ken Perry <whistler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Oh don't do it this way use eclipse and follow the instructions any
>>> android
>>> developer has out there.  Coding without Eclipse and its code completion
>>> on
>>> Android would suck
>>> .
>>>
>>> Ken
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Hall
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:30 PM
>>> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?
>>>
>>> Yes, I did a semester of android programming and I am blind. I used
>>> Edsharp as my text editor
>>> (http://www.empowermentzone.com/edsetup.exe), Ant to compile, and the
>>> command line to test and run things. The only stumbling block, aside
>>> from what you run into trying to understand the Android programming
>>> concepts themselves, will be the initial setup of your emulator. You
>>> will have to have a sighted person enable Talkback, then you will need
>>> to use the keyboard to find out what does what. There is a list of
>>> emulator keystrokes, but I am not sure where it is, I found it through
>>> a forum somewhere. The other potential problem is with the
>>> SensorSimulator program; it is not accessible, so, if you plan to test
>>> things like the accelleromoter (I hate spelling that word) you will
>>> need a sighted person to set up the program and manipulate it.
>>>
>>> To create a new project, I recommend making a bat file that you edit
>>> with the new information just before creating your project. I also
>>> recommend putting a folder called "android" or "android apps" (or
>>> something like that) on the root of your hard drive, then creating
>>> each project you do in a subfolder of this folder. I say this because
>>> you will have to cd into the folder a lot, so the shorter the path to
>>> the project the better. If you have questions, let me know and I will
>>> try to answer them.
>>>
>>> On 7/29/10, Dave <davidct1209@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> I'm relatively new to Android land as well, but from what I've done so
>>>> far, yes, it's accessible depending on your experience.
>>>>
>>>> Android comes with a variety of development tools; there's, as you
>>>> mentioned, a plugin for Eclipse to help streamline the development
>>>> experience (auto generated project files).
>>>>
>>>> However, all of this can be done by hand via the Android SDK using
>>>> command line tools.  One can also specify UI elements within an
>>>> AndroidManifest xml file.
>>>>
>>>> The learning curve isn't too bad as long as you are fairly comfortable
>>>> with exploring the technology stack (from the tools, to the SDK, to
>>>> the application concepts such as intents, broadcasts, services, etc.
>>>> and finally to managing a real device such as flashing, rooting,
>>>> etc.).
>>>>
>>>> Hth.
>>>>
>>>> On 7/29/10, David Engebretson Jr. <d.engebretson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> I asked the same question a week back or so and didn't get a response.
>>>>> Maybe we'll need to explore it together.  try eyesfree.google.com
>>>>>
>>>>> cheers,
>>>>> david
>>>>>
>>>>> David Engebretson Jr., CTO Peace Weaver Hosting
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>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Robert Jaquiss" <rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:13 PM
>>>>> Subject: Is Android Programming Accessible?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hello:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     I am looking at a possible project that requires programming for
>>>>>> an
>>>>>> Android based device. Has anyone done this? My research to date
>>> indicates
>>>>>> that Java is used with the Eclipse IDE and an Android SDK.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Robert
>>>>>>
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