Impact

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10 years ago by Nozferatu

I was wondering what the feasibility would be in developing on an Android tablet?

I have an ASUS Transformer tablet which comes with a really amazing detachable keyboard and battery life. I just thought about how awesome it would be to go out on vacation to some beach, chill out under a tree and just hack away at code. I don't currently own a decent laptop so I was wondering how possible it would be with my tablet?

Actually writing the JavaScript would be easy as cake, I have no doubt that there's 1001 different editors out there. Is there any way to get this running without a webserver?

10 years ago by Graphikos

Good luck with that. ;) Enjoy your vacation instead.

10 years ago by Nozferatu

Haha thanks. Surprisingly it wasn't difficult to get a webserver up and running on my tablet. There's a $2.00 webserver app for Android called "Bit Web Server" - got that up and running, moved my application to sdcard/www opened index.html and presto! Performance isn't even half bad, granted I'm running it on a tablet .

Now I just need to track down a decent IDE and I'm in business! :)

10 years ago by Nozferatu

Actually on closer inspection it seems to work even without the webserver... O_O

Just moved my application to the root of my sdcard, e.g., sdcard/myimpactgame/index.html, and navigated to file:///sdcard/myimpactgame/index.html in FireFox and it seems to work. Am I missing something here or is a webserver not actually require after all?

Edit: This only seems to work with the Firefox browser I noticed (which by the way doesn't come installed with the tablet out of the box, had to download that from playstore). Won't work on the built in browser. Hey, if FF can run php, sweet! Otherwise I'm really, really confused right now..

10 years ago by Graphikos

A web-server is mostly only required for PHP for weltmeister so it has the ability to access the file system to save levels. There might be other permission problems you can run into by just running stuff locally that can also be solved by running a local server.

10 years ago by Nozferatu

So I got a pretty sweet VIM editor up and running. My only complaint is that I can't easily debug without the javascript console. Worst case scenario is that I simply use alerts, but I'm sure there's better solutions out there.

10 years ago by Graphikos

I've gone down this road also... and I quickly realized that...

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10 years ago by Nozferatu

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