[sword-devel] Android SWORD

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Wed Oct 21 01:05:22 MST 2009

A quick update on Android progress.

o  Basic Bible navigation and display are working, albeit not pretty.
o  Text-to-Speech functionality is added.
o  All methods from the engine are now completely wrapped to the same
swordorb.idl interface we use for SWORDWeb's Java<-CORBA->C++ bridge, so
a full-featured Android client should now be possible with the current
engine exposure.

Everything is still at the same location (below).


Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> There is now a preliminary Android NDK / Java binding available in SVN.
>  This is very very early and should just be considered a proof of concept.
> There is a package available to show things working, but doesn't really
> do much:
> http://crosswire.org/~scribe/bishop.apk
> the JNI libsword.so should be placed in your project/libs directory, e.g.,
> ~/workspace/bishop/libs/armeabi/libsword.so
> and can be obtained from the above package-- believe me, you don't want
> to try to compile it yourself as the NDK does not have STL support out
> of the box.  The Java classes can be obtained from the
> sword/bindings/java-jni/src directory, e.g.
> http://crosswire.org/svn/sword/trunk/bindings/java-jni/src/org/crosswire/android/sword/
> Module library must exist on your SD card under a 'sword' directory to
> be found, e.g., unzip KJV.zip to /sdcard/sword/
> Have fun, let me know if anyone else is interested in developing an
> Android frontend.
> 	-Troy.
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