Launching a new little project: Android android
The basic idea of "Android android" is that an Android based mobile phone is a wonderful thing for any red blooded hacker to tinker with. Software wise anyway, it's a bit lacking in hardware interfaces. It can provide GPS, a compass, an internet connection an accelerometer, a graphic output, audio in and out etc. Oh yeah and allow the Prop to make phone calls and send SMS.
The Propeller is a wonderful thing for interfacing compute power to the real world of gadgets, robots or just plain old LEDs and buttons.
This naturally leads to the idea of how to use them together.
Looks like at the moment the best bet is getting the Androids USB port to work in host mode and talking to the Prop through USB serial. It's not clear that that is possible with all Android phones, we shall see.
...So far the Android developer instructions are not helping...
Yes I have this working from Eclipse as well. On the laptop I'm running XP home edition and I did need to enter PATH stuff to get it working.
I am just playing around with the Android SDK and figuring out how it works. I downloaded IntelliJ IDEA version 8 and installed the optional Android plugin (30 day free trial.). I've not played with that yet, but was thinking along the lines I could use something other than Eclipse which would not have a plugin, but could then maybe make an app, then test it with the above method?
For example the free IntelliJ IDEA? Or do you need a version which also has an Android plugin?
And I don't know yet if you can run the virtual cell phone from IntelliJ IDEA the same as you can from Eclipse? (I just downloaded it and have not played with it yet...)
Eclipse is *very* difficult to install and use. IntelliJ IDEA installs like any other Windows program. At first glance it appears that IntelliJ IDEA is more user friendly?
Note: I have XP Pro on a faster Desktop. I'll try that too.