Hecl Jacta Est

I don’t know if androids dream of electric sheep, but I’ve certainly been losing a lot of sleep over Google’s Android, and am glad that the Android Developer Challenge is winding up, as I’ve been doing all Android, all the time for the past month or so.

I have greatly enjoyed working with Android, as it’s much more capable than Java ME. It’s still very much a work in progress, and only time will tell if Google and their partners are able to best current mobile programming systems… or if the web will simply obviate the whole thing, as it’s doing in many other areas. Win or lose, I will continue to support Android as a platform that Hecl runs on, but in the meantime, I hope to go back and look at some less future-oriented code and get back to some Java ME work. More on that soon…

In any case, here’s hoping that the contest judges see the value in bringing a scripting language to mobile phones! I also hope to see actual hardware soon, as I’m really looking forward to getting my own Android phone.