Swyftware as an App on an Android Tablet. Looking for ...

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Feb 1, 2015, 10:44:22 AM2/1/15
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Hello Group,

I'm looking to port Swyftware to the Android platform.

My background.  I'm a professional tech developer who has been around Forth since FIG held
meetings in a food court at a Hayward California shopping mall.

Currently, I'm wrapping up a for pay firmware contract project.  For my next tech effort,
while seeking my next paying gig, is learning about and doing Android Apps for the
Amazon fire line of products; tablets, TV, and phone. 

So please suppress your *flames* on the my choice of initial target OS.  Raspberry Pi
and Apple's iOS may be done later. 

I see a four part personal project:

*  Exposure and understanding of the Android development environment and OS internals

*  Re-create a underlying Forth engine for Swyftware using the Android OS internals

*  Apply the original Swyfyware application, with minimum modifications to the new engine

*  Consider and create new additions and modifications to the initial design

What I'm looking for from the Group's members is the following:

a)  Who has an interest in being a tester, reviewer, or just user of this initial attempt?

b)  Are there other developers interested in creating topic specific Apps to run on top of the Android Swyftware engine/base?

c)  Hearing and open for discussion of other ideas related to this specific topic of porting Swyftware to COTS hardware.

Thank you, and looking forward to reading your messages.

Russell Nelson

Feb 2, 2015, 10:25:43 AM2/2/15
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I'll help you test it. Sounds like a great idea to me.
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Jon Sharp

Feb 2, 2015, 12:49:53 PM2/2/15
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I, too, would be a willing tester.  I'm at least curious about the opportunity for App creation atop the ported Swyftware.

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