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B4A

Posted: Tuesday 13th June 2017 2:59pm
by jornmo
Has anyone tried B4A? It looks super cool. Am trying the trial version, and feeling very much at home coming from Gambas. We should have a G4A :lol: 8-)

Re: B4A

Posted: Wednesday 14th June 2017 1:49pm
by cogier
Can you post an .apk file to see your results or do you have to pay for the full version first? I have looked at 4BK but have been put off by the fact it is not open-source.

Re: B4A

Posted: Thursday 15th June 2017 5:28pm
by jornmo
I have just played around a little, and compiled and uploaded directly to my device, but it seems full version is required to make APK files. The trial version is 30 days, full is $59, so not sure if I am going for it (yet). I am also trying out C#, which is free with Xamarin.

4BK? Or B4J :?: No, its not open source sadly...

Re: B4A

Posted: Saturday 17th June 2017 1:42pm
by jornmo
Soooo... https://www.b4x.com/android/purchase_30.html

I went for it :D

Making a SmartHouse App for my ESP8266s with Arch Linux server, MQTT, Node-Red, Nginx and MariaDB.

Re: B4A

Posted: Sunday 18th June 2017 8:17am
by cogier
Are you using Windows as I can't find a Linux version and as I only use Linux....?

Re: B4A

Posted: Sunday 18th June 2017 10:51am
by jornmo
Yes, on my stationary I've got Windows :o In time it might work on ReactOS 8-)

Re: B4A

Posted: Monday 09th October 2017 4:08am
by sony
Hello,
I has been tried RFO-Basic for android. It's free and simple.

/Sony

Re: B4A

Posted: Monday 09th October 2017 3:05pm
by cogier
I have had a look at RFO but I found the IDE not very good and that you had to program on the phone or use a development kit did not help. However I did find a APK creator for it AND it's written in Gambas, but I can't get it to work. It is available here http://rfo-basic.com/x-quickapk.html.

Re: B4A

Posted: Monday 09th October 2017 5:52pm
by jornmo
Thanks for the suggestion!
Having taken a look at the manual, it looks like it is more of an app wrapper around HTML+JavaScript that is to be coded in BASIC? B4A supports about every bell and whistle there is in the Android ecosystem, and has an enormous amount of supported modules (components), like MQTT, which I really need for my ESP projects. The down side is that its not open source, but the upside is its not that expensive, and it is really cool 8-)

But, I am open to any viable open source Linux alternative.

Re: B4A

Posted: Tuesday 10th October 2017 12:18am
by sony
I use the launcher for programming and create the apk file from: http://mougino.free.fr/rfo-basic/

I has been tried program the Bluetooth to communicate from smart phone to microcontroller.
There are example inside the application.