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I started using AutoIT quite a bit several months ago and really liked learning how windows APIs worked. I was looking at doing some Android app development and wondered if there was a way to use AutoIT for Android OS APIs?

http://www.autoitscript.com/trac/autoit/wiki/AutoItNotOnToDoList

Nothing about Android there, but given the statement about Mac, Linux and Windows CE I think it's safe to say it'll never happen.

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AutoIt is a Microsoft Windows automation tool. It will not be ported to any other system for this reason.

No, its a programming language - currently only on Windows.

But a lot of people would like to see it ported to other platforms. Of course that requires someone to do the porting, and since they won't - well... move along. Nothing to see here.

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No, its a programming language - currently only on Windows.

But a lot of people would like to see it ported to other platforms. Of course that requires someone to do the porting, and since they won't - well... move along. Nothing to see here.

AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting.

It explicitly says Windows there.

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explicit: "Windows (+) GUI" & "general scripting"

Can be explicitly misread if need be.

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Seems AutoIT typers seem to ask the same kind of questions.

(probably some mass produced keyboard hickup.)

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No, its a programming language - currently only on Windows.

But a lot of people would like to see it ported to other platforms. Of course that requires someone to do the porting, and since they won't - well... move along. Nothing to see here.

Perhaps you just mean the BASIC syntax? AutoIt is a bit more than just a programming language, it's an automation suite, which happens to include a dialect of BASIC.

kscott2357,

I started using AutoIT quite a bit several months ago and really liked learning how windows APIs worked. I was looking at doing some Android app development and wondered if there was a way to use AutoIT for Android OS APIs?

If you want to develop apps on Android using a much simpler language than Java (which isn't that hard anyway), try using Scripting Layer for Android, then you can use a really easy and intuitive language like Python to write Android apps.

As an example, a simple book barcode scanner can be written in 6 lines of code:

import android
droid = android.Android()
code = droid.scanBarcode()
isbn = int(code['result']['SCAN_RESULT'])
url = “http://books.google.com?q=%d” % isbn
droid.startActivity(‘android.intent.action.VIEW’, url)
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Ok, how's this for an argument: The dev team has said they won't be porting to any other platforms.

Sounds rock solid to me.

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Although AutoIt will not be ported, unless in an alternate universe we'll see an open source AutoIt ,

I'd love to see KodaForms version for Android

It is much simpler task to do and it was writted using Delphi!

Other alternatives for Android:

1. You can signup for Cooper Beta - Pascal for Java->Android

http://www.remobjects.com/cooper.aspx

2. Mono for Android

http://mono-android.net/

3. Delphi for Android

http://www.delphiforandroid.com/

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As has been stated (over and over and over again), AutoIt is a tool for Windows automation, and works with the Windows API. You are more than welcome to write a BASIC-like scripting suite for Andriod/Apple/etc. on your own. When you're done, we'll visit your forum ;)

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it is sad that autoit will never be ported to mac/linux especially considuring its writen in C++ which means the porting prossess would be easier than other applcations. any way if you wanted to use it on mac you could always use an windows emulator

AutoIT is a scripting language for Windows, and as i know most of his magic stuff is based on WinApi. So i think that it's impossible to port on other OS without rewriting from scratch ;)

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There is such a thing. Its called B4A Basic for Android

App called B4A Bridge.

App is free

Development program is $120

Its a development in BASIC language, very much like the autoit.

I would buy it for $50 but not only its expencive but also upgrade is limited to 2 years.

Most of programs i bought have unlimited upgrade.

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