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Python Portability and mobile apps

Dan Fodorean
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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Hello Allen,

I am a computer-science student in my second year (I learned Python in the previous year, now I'm learning Java). My questions for you are: what is the portability of Python and how does it compare to Java? Can you make mobile applications using Python?

Dan.
Allen Downey
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Joined: Sep 07, 2012
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Hi Dan,

Python is about as portable as Java. The interpreter runs in pretty much any environment with enough memory. And Jython can run anywhere there's a JVM.

I have not developed mobile apps in Python, so I don't know what the development kits are like. Anyone?

Allen

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Palak Mathur
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Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 313

I think this video from EuroPython 2012 will be helpful:


PROGRAMMING MOBILE APPS WITH PYTHON by Andreas Schreiber


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chris webster
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I think you need to use the Scripting Layer For Android (SL4A) to run Python on Android. there's some tutorials at the IBM DeveloperWorks site.


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