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QML Creator for Android
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I'd like to introduce QML Creator, my latest side project. I wrote this program for Android in just 2 weeks, in after-work hours. It is a Qt Quick 2.1 app based on "ApplicationWindow":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.1/qtquickcontrols/qml-qtquick-controls1-applicationwindow.html with a few C++ fragments injected. This program is intended to help develop QML components right on your mobile device.
Really, this app is not designed to be used for serious development. Rather, it is a fan project for Qt lovers like myself. I often found the need, in the absence of a desktop computer, to show QML's advantages to programers who haven't yet had a chance to appreciate declarative programming. Or, alternatively, if you want to develop QML components and just don't have a desktop around, now you can do it anywhere you like on your mobile device.
I've had an idea to write this app for quite a while, and I figured it shouldn't take me a long time - the minimal realization is just a "Qt.createQmlObject":qt-project.org/wiki/QML-Dynamic-Objects call. You probably realized by now it doesn't compile any .apk. But the fact that it simply creates and executes components that you're going to write later, doesn't minimize it's merits! For those of you who are being especially skeptical, I developed several effective demos which can be opened from the Examples menu. Animation, Web Integeration, Controls, Canvas, Shaders - it's all unlimited. I used "LocalStorage":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.1/qtquick/qmlmodule-qtquick-localstorage2-qtquick-localstorage-2.html to enable saving the projects (every component is a project), and you can use "pastebin":http://pastebin.com/ to import the ready projects and use them on a desktop.
The first release includes 7 examples and all the functionality of Qt Quick 2.1. In the near future, I'm going to finish the code highlighting (it's not really working right now, sorry) and also build in some editor skins. Naturally, I'll give you some more examples. And upgrade to 5.2:)
C++ fragments include syntax highlighting ("QSyntaxHighlighter":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.1/qtgui/qsyntaxhighlighter.html) and error handling (ErrorHandler module which reroutes &QQmlApplicationEngine::warnings signals to QML.)
I tested my app exclusively on Nexus 4 (CyanogenMod 10.1.3) since I didn't have any other Android devices handy. Theoretically, it should work on any OS starting at 2.3.3 (API v10), but I'm not really sure. Try it, it could just be true.
Please don't hesitate to let me know your feedback, hope you enjoy working with it!