Makeroid Extensions IDE
Makeroid Andromeda has been officially launched and we proudly announce the Makeroid Extensions IDE!
What is Makeroid Extensions IDE?
Makeroid Extensions IDE (or Makeroid IDE) is a Makeroid Service which provides a Web UI to code AppInventor Extensions for free. You will have to code in Java following the documentation anything you want, and then you can just hit “Compile” and your extension will be ready in a few minutes!
What features does it have?
You can create as many extensions you want!
You can compile the JAVA Extension to an importable .AIX with Makeroid IDE
There’s a waiting queue as the Compiler can only handle one simultaneous build
We have plans to introduce in this service a Premium Plan
This plan would include:
- Ability to upload custom .JAR libraries
- Ability to change Extension Package
- Ability to change any import
- Dedicated Compiler, so you will be able to skip the compiling queue
Lots of users requested to integrate a Java editor into Makeroid, to manually edit the code
Well, that is NOT possible as AppInventor was designed in a way blocks are translated to YAIL files, and those YAIL files into .APKs directly without any Java usage
So, as in AppInventor you can create Extensions, we decided to “integrate” a Java editor into the Builder in some way. So that’s how the IDE was bornt: trying to integrate Java into Makeroid
We are actively working on this, and we will bring it as soon as possible to Makeroid Extensions IDE
Of course, there will be trials and offers for Extensions Developers
This service is more orientated to “advanced users” who wants more power in Makeroid
For example, Android Studio developers will find Makeroid very simple, but providing the Extensions IDE we ensure they will have a place to use their advanced skills and enjoy Makeroid as everyone
Hope you like this!