Google Android’s Teaching Platform Built on Scheme

[W]e hope to do the following:

* Make mobile application development accessible to anyone.
* Enhance introductory learning experiences in computing through the vehicle of Android’s open platform.
* Encourage a community of faculty and students to share material and ideas for teaching and exploring.

Part of our development environment is a visual programming language similar to Scratch. The visual language provides a drag-and-drop interface for assembling procedures and event handlers that manipulate high-level components of Android-based phones.

We parse the visual programming language into an S-expression intermediate language, which is a domain-specific language expressed as a set of Scheme macros, along with a Scheme runtime library.

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