The Android Scripting Environment (ASE) will make Android development easier and more accessible for a number of developers who don’t want to build a full application.
The ASE allows developers to develop directly on the Android powered device without the need for a separate computer using Android’s development environment.
The ASE scripts will allow access to many of the API’s that are available to application developers, but according to Google will include a much more simple interface that will make it far easier to:
- Handle intents
- Start activities
- Make phone calls
- Send text messages
- Scan bar codes
- Poll location and sensor data
- Use text-to-speech (TTS)
- And more
The Android Scripting Environment can be downloaded from the ASE project page HERE.
[via Google Open source Blog]