If you are a programmer, then you will surely love this newly introduced Android application. It’s appropriately called Android Scripting Environment (ASE) since this program makes it possible for you to edit and execute scripts directly on your Android device.

ASE is really very useful since you can write and test your scripts on your Google phone (for example) without having the need to use or to connect to your computer. Scripts can run interactively in a terminal, started as a long running service, or started via Locale. Currently, supported languages are Python, Lua and BeanShell. Support for Ruby and JavaScript is already planned.

The scripts have access to many of the APIs available to full-fledged Android applications, but with a greatly simplified interface that makes it easy to:

* Handle intents
* Start activities
* Make phone calls
* Send text messages
* Scan bar codes
* Poll location and sensor data
* Use text-to-speech
* And more

Here are a few screenshots of ASE in action:

The script editor...


The script manager...


Python interactive terminal...


Running the script...


At the moment, Android Scripting Environment (ASE) is still in alpha stage of development. But if you are interested to know more, you can visit the project page HERE.

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