What is Kodular Starter?
Kodular Starter is a program that creates a server on your machine that is used by the Companion to transfer data (e.g. blocks) between the Creator and your test device.
You can check Kodular Starter status here.
What is Kodular Companion?
Kodular Companion is an app to test changes in your Kodular App Project, in real time. It can be highly valuable for prototyping, especially while building user interfaces. The app can connect to the Creator (
TEST > Companion) once the Starter is running.
Note: All features might not work equally well on the Companion. It is advisable to compile an APK (
EXPORT > Generate QR code for appor
EXPORT > Save .apk to my computer) for thorough testing. Some components only work on compiled APKs, while some work differently for the Companion or the APK.
The Companion can be installed on Android devices from here.
How to use the Companion with the Creator running on a Linux host?
Prerequisites: To make the Companion work with a Linux host, you’ll be needing the following packages:
Process: In this guide we’ll be storing the Starter in
~/Kodular/, but any folder will do.
$ mkdir -p ~/Kodular/
$ cd ~/Kodular/
$ git clone https://github.com/Kodular/Starter.git
$ cd ~/Kodular/Starter/
$ python3 linux.py
That’s it! You can now use the Kodular Companion for real-time testing.
Guide Test Details
Kodular Creator Version: 1.3.0
Kodular Companion Version: 1.3 Draco
Creator Host OS: Kubuntu 18.10 64-bit; Linux Kernel 4.18.0-13-generic
Companion Host OS: Android 9; Linux Kernel 3.10.108