Google Releases Updated Tools to Develop C and C++ Apps for Android
Monday, November 17, 2014
Google has released the 1.0 version of fplutil, a set of small libraries and tools by Fun Propulsion Labs at Google (the FPL in fplutil) that can be useful when developing C/C++ applications for Android. The Fun Propulsion Labs is a team within Google that's dedicated to advancing gaming on Android and other platforms.
The work by Fun Propulsion Labs on fplutil introduces the following:
- build_all_android.py: An all-in-one build script that allows developers the chance to build (with the Android NDK), install and run native (C/C++) Android apps from the command line. This is ideal for build automation, but is also useful in a developer’s compile/run loop.
- buildutil: Performs the configuration, build and archive steps of Android and Linux C/C++ applications using a suite of Python modules. This suite of modules can automate builds in a continuous integration environment. This framework uses legacy tools in the Android Development Toolkit.
- libfplutil: Enables C/C++ developers to write traditional applications (like Hello World) using "main()" and "printf()" on Android.
- android_ndk_perf.py: A desktop tool that enables native (C/C++) developers to measure the CPU utilization of their applications on Android, guiding their optimization efforts.
The latest open source release is available on the fplutil github page.
Read more: http://google.github.io/fplutil/index.html
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