Dear JADE users and ANDROID application developers,
We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.0 of JADE-ANDROID, a software package that allows developing agent oriented applications based on JADE (http://jade.tilab.com ) for the ANDROID platform.
Android is the software stack for mobile devices including the operating system released by the Open Handset Alliance in November
2007 (refer to http://code.google.com/android/ and http://www.openhandsetalliance.com ).
The programming language of ANDROID applications is JAVA and the completely new Dalvik JVM, allows accessing all core functionality of the mobile device. In particular on top of a JavaSE-like platform it provides a set of new ANDROID specific API by means of which it is possible to interact with the ANDROID Operating System, control the device hardware and develop appealing and responsive GUIs.
The possibility of combining the expressiveness of FIPA (www.fipa.org) communication supported by JADE agents with the power of the ANDROID platform brings, in our opinion, a strong value in the development of innovative applications based on social models and peer-to-peer paradigms.
JADE-ANDROID is distributed as an add-on of JADE and is available for download under the terms of the LGPL license from the add-ons area of the JADE web site. The add on also includes a Dummy Agent sample application that runs on ANDROID SDK m5-rc14.
Detailed information about how to use JADE-ANDROID can be found in the user guide included in the add-on distribution file.