Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hello Android, Are you wanting to sit on Grails?

Google's released Android SDK yesterday. After quick skimming on packages supported by the SDK, here what I can summarise,
- android packages, UI + 2D + 3D, SAX, DB, device APIs, OS calls
- java packages, java.nio, and java.concurrent (including atomic)
- httpcli
- JSON support
- cryptography, SSL
- Bluetooth support
- Google Map APIs

It seems to be not Java ME packages, but likely the striped down version of Java SE. So I think this could be possible to make quite complicate applications.
My first try here is not about making an app, but I'll see if I can have some templates to generate Grails scaffolding for it. If this can be done in a month, a full-blow application with Grails as a back-end will be easily developed. And it's going to be a big boosting up.


~inSiderboy said...

Wow,Big thinks,but if use Grails for Android SDK,Did can be run Bluetooth?I understand Grails is concept for Web Application.

chanwit said...


You're right. There's nothing for Grails to do on Android. What I'm proposing is the use of native Android apps as clients where the server-side is Grails. Like you define Grails domain classes, and "generate android", then you've got an Android app that can interact with Grails controllers, in minutes.