Chromebook apps?

William de Smet williamdesmet at
Mon Jun 22 15:12:50 EDT 2020

I am a longtime user of Chromebooks in education and most 'cheap'
Chromebooks' come with only 4 GB RAM.
The Chrome browser itself uses a lot of RAM already and my experience with
Android apps on Chromebooks is that they are slow (lack of available RAM)
or sometimes not fully functional/compatible.



Op ma 22 jun. 2020 om 20:53 schreef Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at>:

> William Prothero wrote:
>  > Probably HTML5 would be better, ultimately. But, I look at the HTML5
>  > postings, limitations, and quirks and it would most likely require me
>  > to become an expert in javascript and various server technologies that
>  > put me over the interest level that would be required.
> If your app doesn't depend on server tech beyond downloading, a web app
> wouldn't either.
> That said, I hear you on this:
>  > I’m fine with programming in livecode, but I don’t think the payoff
>  > for me to get into HTML5 is worth what I would get out of it. My
>  > programming is a combination of personal apps that I can use (like
>  > managing my 6 water meters and fruit tree drip system) and updating a
>  > plate tectonics app that students at UCSB use. My two sons are both
>  > 5’th grade teachers, one of whom uses chromebooks in his school, so
>  > collaborating with him on a nice app for his students is attractive,
>  > but only so far.
> Writing in HTML/CSS/JavaScript is a world apart from LiveCode.  When the
> business opportunity merits it, it can be rewarding (oh the joys of
> never needing to genuflect at an OS vendor's app store, or give up a
> third of your revenue for the privilege of their control).
> And because the nature of the browser is so radically different from
> native app development, I agree that attempting to port LC stacks to the
> web via the Emscripten option is pretty much a non-starter for most
> things people have ever made in LC.
> I haven't yet deployed to a Chromebook so I have nothing to offer there
> with regard to LC compatibility. But with the core of Android well
> represented in ChromeOS, I would hope it's no more difficult than
> deploying to a tablet.  Please keep us posted with what you learn.
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