new app creation framework called Fries has been released by a group of
developers which allow app inventors to make their own Android apps
without ever having to touch Java or native Android code. How can this
be done? Basically, Fries is a framework which converts regular HTML,
featured Android app. Through their documentation, they show how you
can create pages, titles, subtitles, menus, lists, and so on, using
skills and knowledge to translate into the mobile space, since having a
native phone app can be very useful rather than simply a mobile site.
course, Fries is not the first framework to do so. There are a lot of
services online that allow you to create apps through a translation
process, or even make your app completely through a web interface such
as what Andromo offers. But these processes are more opaque, meaning if
you do not like the result, or you want something not offered by the
service, then you are s.o.l. Fries is available as open source software,
and you can download the full source code yourself and modify it,
should you wish to.
is worth remembering however that these frameworks are typically meant
for fairly simple apps. If you have a business or a product, and you
wish to have a simple phone app to provide news, updates and a way to
buy on the go, then this may be something for you. But if you want to
start making games or full featured Android apps, then learning native
programming may be the better route to take.