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Python for Android

by Arjun jain (speaking)

Session type
Technical level


A common misconception about developing for the Google Android platform is that you have to write your code in the Java language. The truth is, you actually have a multitude of options through the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) project. This talk will help you to understand about building the applications for the Google Android platform primarily using the Python language and a little bit of JavaScript.


The session will cover :

  • Basic introduction of Google Android platform - 5 min
  • Android Application Anatomy - 5 min
  • Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) Architecture - 10 min
  • Building Android application using Python (Demo) - 15 min
  • How to contribute -5 min

Speaker bio

I am Arjun Jain, a 22 year old guy bitten by the Linux bug, passionate about Free and Open Source Software and GNU/Linux. I'm a developer, contributor and a student. I enjoy dreaming, writing, coding, traveling and philosophy. For more about Arjun, visit http://www.arjunjain.info.


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    [-] Aditya Balapure 914 days ago

    I strongly recommend Arjun for this presentation at Pycon.

    Thanks Aditya Balapure

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