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Build Your First PHP for Android Application

Sep 20, 2010, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"Google's open source Android mobile operating system is taking the smartphone market by storm. Unlike Apple, which has stringent guidelines and requirements for developers who want to offer their applications on the iPhone App Store, Google has left the Android platform wide open. You can even write Android applications in PHP now. The folks at Irontech have created a PHP port to run on Android, and with the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A), you can build PHP Android applications.

"In this article, I'll explain how to install, set up and use PHP for Android and SL4A, I'll present a demo application as an example, and I'll give a first-hand account of the PHP for Android developer experience. Installing PHP for Android

"To install PHP for Android, you have to have a phone or emulator running Android version 1.5 or higher and you must enable "Unknown Sources" under Application settings. After you have that set, you simply install the SL4A environment and the PHP for Android APK."

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