[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Digest 2013-08-22

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Aug 22 21:42:44 EDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 06:31:35PM -0700, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> Just curious... has anyone been working on making Sugar and/or the
> apps available on Android devices? This was discussed some time ago,
> and if I am not mistaken, was to be one of this year's goals for
> SugarLabs.

Yes, it is the HTML5/Javascript development environment that Walter
wrote about in his digest.

> I purchased the XO Tablet and am very disappointed in the apps on
> it. There is no opportunity for sharing between apps or between
> tablets.  Many of the apps on it require a web connection to use and
> the content on some won't even open unless you pay extra.  The "My
> Books" section is excellent with a nice collection of books in
> English and Spanish from the Project Gutenberg collection. There is
> also a small video collection with an actor reading some of Aesop's
> Fables that is nice too. But, for the apps in the main children's
> "Dream" interface section, there is very little that offers an
> opportunity for creative, collaborative learning like Sugar does.

Yes, Sugar still has the advantage as far as collaborative learning is
concerned, but we have people working on that.

James Cameron

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