BASIC!

BASIC!


RFO BASIC! is a dialect of Dartmouth Basic that allows you to write and run programs directly on your Android device.

There is a 150+ page manual available in pdf and docx format.

In addition to the traditional Basic features, your have access to:

Graphics (with Multi-touch),
Build User Interfaces with HTML and JavaScript,
SQL,
GPS,
Device Sensors,
Music Play,
Text to Speech,
Voice Recognition,
Sound Pools,
Audio Recording,
Tone Generation,
Camera,
Data Structures such as:Array/List/Stack/Bundle
Internet Browsing,
Text and Byte file I/O,
Encryption,
User defined functions,
FTP Client,
TCP/IP Client and Server Sockets,
Bluetooth,
Send and Receive SMS Messages,
Send Emails,
Make a phone call,
Superuser access

BASIC! programs may be packaged into applications. There are two processes provided for this. One process generates a home screen shortcut but requires BASIC! installed to run. The other process generates a stand alone application that does not need BASIC! installed. The resulting application can be offered on the Android Market.

All of the features of BASIC! are documented in the manual, De Re BASIC!, which is currently over 150 pages in size.

The install package includes over three dozen BASIC! source code files that explain and demonstrate the implementation details of this dialect.

BASIC! is being continuously improved. Many of the improvements have come from user requests. Also, since BASIC! is open source, others have begun on the code. Join the BASIC! forum and become part of the development team.

Permissions: This application asks for many permissions. None of permissions are exercised by BASIC! on its own. They are only exercised if you, the BASIC! programer, writes a program that exercises them. For example, BASIC! will never intercept a SMS message unless you use the SMS commands in a program that you write.

Recent changes:
This version has more user-requested enhancements. Here are some highlights:
* Better text management in Graphics mode.
* Improved text formatting with the full power of the Java Formatter class.
* Ringer control commands.
* A splash screen during initial load, especially useful for standalone APKs.
* Several improvements in De Re BASIC!, the Programming Manual and User Guide.

For full details see the release notes at:
https://bintray.com/rfo-basic/android/RFO-BASIC/view/release
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About BASIC!
RFO BASIC! is a dialect of Dartmouth Basic that allows you to write and run programs directly on your Android device.

There is a 150+ page manual available in pdf and docx format.

In addition to the traditional Basic features, your have access to:

Graphics (with Multi-touch),
Build User Interfaces with HTML and JavaScript,
SQL,
GPS,
Device Sensors,
Music Play,
Text to Speech,
Voice Recognition,
Sound Pools,
Audio Recording,
Tone Generation,
Camera,
Data Structures such as:Array/List/Stack/Bundle
Internet Browsing,
Text and Byte file I/O,
Encryption,
User defined functions,
FTP Client,
TCP/IP Client and Server Sockets,
Bluetooth,
Send and Receive SMS Messages,
Send Emails,
Make a phone call,
Superuser access

BASIC! programs may be packaged into applications. There are two processes provided for this. One process generates a home screen shortcut but requires BASIC! installed to run. The other process generates a stand alone application that does not need BASIC! installed. The resulting application can be offered on the Android Market.

All of the features of BASIC! are documented in the manual, De Re BASIC!, which is currently over 150 pages in size.

The install package includes over three dozen BASIC! source code files that explain and demonstrate the implementation details of this dialect.

BASIC! is being continuously improved. Many of the improvements have come from user requests. Also, since BASIC! is open source, others have begun on the code. Join the BASIC! forum and become part of the development team.

Permissions: This application asks for many permissions. None of permissions are exercised by BASIC! on its own. They are only exercised if you, the BASIC! programer, writes a program that exercises them. For example, BASIC! will never intercept a SMS message unless you use the SMS commands in a program that you write.

Recent changes:
This version has more user-requested enhancements. Here are some highlights:
* Better text management in Graphics mode.
* Improved text formatting with the full power of the Java Formatter class.
* Ringer control commands.
* A splash screen during initial load, especially useful for standalone APKs.
* Several improvements in De Re BASIC!, the Programming Manual and User Guide.

For full details see the release notes at:
https://bintray.com/rfo-basic/android/RFO-BASIC/view/release

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User reviews of BASIC!
An awesome app
Aug 5, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 days ago
Great work! This is for me. Thank you so much. I just hope in the future an apk builder will be integrated.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
This is a really nice way of making Android apps. The programming language is easy to use and is very extensive.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
So many applesoft memories Wasnt surprised to learn developer helped with Apple operating system.
A Google User
Jul 5, 2014
Superb Love basic and this is one of the easiest versions I have ever used. Huge thanks to the development team. The only way this app could be improved would be to have the compiler built in.
A Google User
Jul 3, 2014
Takes me back to 9 years old! When I was 9, my father bought me a Commodore 64 and I learned BASIC for the very first time. I felt I was a pretty good little programmer. However I never got anywhere with it. Now I am able to produce one of my earliest programs for the Samsung Galaxy devices already. Although little has been done, it is a lot of fun to me. Thank you Jesus Christ.