[erlang-questions] How to connect android to raspberry pi

Benoit Chesneau <>
Tue Apr 9 19:44:52 CEST 2013


This link is probably what you're ;looking for:

http://developer.android.com/tools/projects/projects-cmdline.html

For emacs I found :
https://code.google.com/p/android-emacs-toolkit/

I personnaly use the vim android plugin:

https://github.com/bpowell/vim-android


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> Dear Aunty Erlang List,
>
> I would like to write a simple Android Application.
>
> What I want to do is build an Android client running on my phone
> talking to an Erlang server running on my raspberry pi.
>
> I know how to do the server bit on the raspberry pi, that's really really
> easy,
> but do not know how to do the Android bit.
>
> Can anybody refer me to a simple( see footnote [1]) and *minimal* [2]
> example code for Android that does (say) the following:
>
>    - Puts a single button on the screen of my phone with the word "click"
>    - When I press click sends a GET or POST request to a
>      web server with a known IP address and port (this will be my
>      raspberry pi)
>
> [1] When I say *simple* I mean:
>
>     - All the code is made in emacs by editing text files
>     - There is a makefile
>     - There are some instructions (that work) which tell me how to
>       move the application from my development machine to my phone
>
> What I do not want is:
>
>     - flexible cross-platform responsive designs
>     - integrated IDE cross-platform
>     - no stupid IDE that asks me questions that I do not understand
>     - one click deployment
>     - powerful API with bells and whistles
>     - built-in security, authentication ...
>     - ...
>     - designed for non-programmers
>     - no programming necessary
>     - make your first application and earn $$$ with one click
>
> [2] Minimal means
>
>     as few (text) files as possible - and *with* comments
>
> I want the good old fashion hard method. Sweat blood to make it work,
> "read and understand *every* line of code in every file" - no
> dependence on libraries - write the code in emacs - automate with
> "make."
>
> I know I'm a Dinosaur, and I should use Eclipse, but I always get
> stuck at the first question when it asks me questions that I do not
> understand.
>
> I am seeking enlightenment, not ease of programming.
>
> Cheers
>
> /Joe
>
>
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