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
- XMPP

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.

2 comments:

~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...

@~inSiderboy:

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.