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Android Application Generator

BBC2APK screen shot BBC2APK is a free software tool (for running on Windows) which can create an Android Application (APK file) from a BBC BASIC program (BBC file). Its main features are as follows:
  • Creates a signed Android application (4.2.1 or later) suitable for direct download or submission to the Play Store.
  • Needs only Windows (Vista or later) and Java to run.
  • Incorporates a custom splash screen and icon.
  • Supports embedded resource files and libraries.
  • Supports a custom manifest (for example to force a specific orientation or to request a permission).
BBC2APK is freeware: you can download it from here (the file is digitally signed to give you confidence that it is perfectly safe to run):

Download bbc2apk.exe (6.4 Mb)

Create a suitable directory (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\BBC2APK\) and save the file there. You will need administrative privileges to save the file and when you execute it for the first time (in Windows™ Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 with UAC enabled use 'Run as administrator'); however it can be run from a normal user account thereafter.

You should, of course, thoroughly test your program using the Android edition of BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 before creating an APK, to ensure that it is fully functional and compatible with Android.

VersionDateModification details
v1.0101-Oct-2018 Checks both HKLM and HKCU registry hives for Java Runtime Environment.
v1.0031-May-2018 Initial public release.

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