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:
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):
- Creates a signed Android application (4.4 KitKat or later) suitable for direct download.
- 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).
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 may also need to run it with admin privileges if your Java installation has been updated.
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.
|Improved error reporting.
|Updated to be compatible with BBCSDL v1.34a and later.
|Fixed bug in cruncher.
|Changed from using the BB4W cruncher to the BBCSDL cruncher.
|Updated to support including a 64-bit binary.
|Updated Java Runtime to version 1.8.0_351.
|Downloads APK template file from new location.
|Works with both 32-bit and 64-bit Java, automatic reminder to download a new APK template.
|192 x 192 pixel icon added.
|keytool.exe updated to later version of Java.
|Checks both HKLM and HKCU registry hives for Java Runtime Environment.
|Initial public release.