Basic4android (basic for Android) is a simple yet powerful development environment that targets Android devices.
Basic4android language is similar to Visual Basic language with additional support for objects. Basic4android compiled applications are native Android applications, there are no extra runtimes or dependencies.
Android 1.6 and above are supported, including Android tablets running 3.x.
Simple and powerful
IDE and programming language 100% focused on Android development
Compiles to native bytecode. No runtime libraries are required. APK files created are exactly the same as APK files created with Java / Eclipse
Performance similar to applications written with Java
Event driven programming language similar to Visual Basic with support for objects and code modules
No need to write any XML file (in most cases)
Supports all of Android core features including:
Home screen widgets
Background services and broadcast listeners
Bluetooth (serial ports)
XML, JSON and CSV
Networking (TCP, UDP, FTP, SMTP and POP3)
Push notifications (C2DM)
Text to speech and voice recognition
Graphics and charts
Integrate with services such as: Dropbox, Google Analytics, Twitter and others
And many more.
Highly extensible with support for custom Java libraries
A powerful framework built by Android experts makes your development process simpler and better
Strong and helpful online community
The only available true WYSIWYG visual editor for Android.
Modern IDE with autocomplete, built-in documentation and other features