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== Introduction ==  
 
== Introduction ==  
  
Android is an operating system for mobile phones, based on Linux; software development is mainly done in Java. See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system) Wikipedia article] for more information.
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Android is an operating system for mobile devices, based on Linux; software development is mainly done in Java. See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system) Wikipedia article] for more information.
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== How to develop Android software in Haskell ==
 
== How to develop Android software in Haskell ==
  
Use the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Native_Interface JNI] to Haskell binding library [https://github.com/neurocyte/foreign-jni foreign-jni]; demonstration of the use: [https://github.com/neurocyte/android-haskell-activity android-haskell-activity].
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There are two main approaches to writing Android applications. You can either use
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the Java Native Interface ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Native_Interface JNI])
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or the Native Development Kit ([https://developer.android.com/tools/sdk/ndk/index.html NDK]).
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If you'd like to go down the path of using the JNI there is a Haskell binding library [https://github.com/neurocyte/foreign-jni foreign-jni]; here is a demonstration of its use: [https://github.com/neurocyte/android-haskell-activity android-haskell-activity].
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An extension on the android-haskell-activity which includes a full cross platform build script and iOS support can be found here [https://github.com/EDeijl/CPHConsoleApp CPHConsoleApp].
  
Another option is, to use Thrift, as described in the blog article [http://mortenib.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/thrift-and-haskell/ Thrift and Haskell]
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You can also create applications using the NDK. See the [https://github.com/ajhc/demo-android-ndk NativeActivity demo application] using the [http://ajhc.metasepi.org/ Ajhc Haskell compiler] for example.
  
There is
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There has also been some success in compiling GHC as a cross compiler. See below.
[https://github.com/ajhc/demo-android-ndk NativeActivity demo application]
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using [http://ajhc.metasepi.org/ Ajhc Haskell compiler].
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== Discussions ==
 
== Discussions ==
  
 
* StackOverflow: [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5151858/running-a-haskell-program-on-the-android-os Running a Haskell program on the Android OS]
 
* StackOverflow: [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5151858/running-a-haskell-program-on-the-android-os Running a Haskell program on the Android OS]
* Reddit: [http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ful84/haskell_on_android/ Haskell on Android], [http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell_proposals/comments/fdz3y/haskell_bindings_for_android_ndk_apis/ Haskell bindings for Android NDK APIs] and [http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell_proposals/comments/7ihso/an_arm_port_of_ghc_that_works_so_we_can_program/ An ARM port of GHC that works (so we can program the iphone or android)]
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* Reddit: [http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ful84/haskell_on_android/ Haskell on Android], [http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell_proposals/comments/fdz3y/haskell_bindings_for_android_ndk_apis/ Haskell bindings for Android NDK APIs] and [http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell_proposals/comments/7ihso/an_arm_port_of_ghc_that_works_so_we_can_program/ An ARM port of GHC that works (so we can program the iPhone or Android)]
 
* Google+ [https://plus.google.com/101555949501667191720/posts/JaFk1HS5oR7 So who else is interested in getting Haskell running on Android?]
 
* Google+ [https://plus.google.com/101555949501667191720/posts/JaFk1HS5oR7 So who else is interested in getting Haskell running on Android?]
  
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== Related ==
 
== Related ==
  
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* [http://keera.co.uk/blog/category/haskell-2/ The blog of Keera Studios], a company that develops games in Haskell for Android
 
* [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/CrossCompiling Cross-compiling GHC]
 
* [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/CrossCompiling Cross-compiling GHC]
 
* [https://github.com/neurocyte/ghc-android ghc-android]; a build script for building ghc cross compilers targeting Android.
 
* [https://github.com/neurocyte/ghc-android ghc-android]; a build script for building ghc cross compilers targeting Android.
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* [https://github.com/sseefried/docker-build-ghc-android docker-build-ghc-android]; a [https://www.docker.com/ Docker]file to build a GHC 7.8.3 cross compiler targeting Android on Debian Wheezy. Based heavily on [https://github.com/neurocyte/ghc-android ghc-android]. You can also just <code>docker pull [https://hub.docker.com/r/sseefried/debian-wheezy-ghc-android/ sseefried/debian-wheezy-ghc-android]</code> from the Docker Hub.
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* [https://github.com/conscell/hugs-android hugs-android]; a port of HUGS Haskell interpreter to Android.
 
* [[ARM]]
 
* [[ARM]]
 
* [https://ghcarm.wordpress.com/ GHC on ARM]
 
* [https://ghcarm.wordpress.com/ GHC on ARM]

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Contents

[edit] 1 Introduction

Android is an operating system for mobile devices, based on Linux; software development is mainly done in Java. See the Wikipedia article for more information.


[edit] 2 How to develop Android software in Haskell

There are two main approaches to writing Android applications. You can either use the Java Native Interface (JNI) or the Native Development Kit (NDK).

If you'd like to go down the path of using the JNI there is a Haskell binding library foreign-jni; here is a demonstration of its use: android-haskell-activity. An extension on the android-haskell-activity which includes a full cross platform build script and iOS support can be found here CPHConsoleApp.

You can also create applications using the NDK. See the NativeActivity demo application using the Ajhc Haskell compiler for example.

There has also been some success in compiling GHC as a cross compiler. See below.

[edit] 3 Discussions


[edit] 4 Related