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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:42 pm 
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Has anyone found a platform for IF creation that works on mobile?

Obviously Inform and TADS are out of the question. The two I've tried are Twine and Inklewriter. Both seemed like they would be perfect except for one problem: scrolling!

For instance, Inklewriter would be incredibly easy to program on a phone or tablet, but it simply does not scroll with finger swipes, which is odd, because the input is almost exactly like the output.

Has anyone found a way to program on mobile?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:24 pm 
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I'm using Inform 7 on an Android pad. It's a beta version that seems to have stalled at beta. The compiler and the release mechanism work fine, but the IDE is flaky. You have to generate a z8 output and run it on a z interpreter.

My dev route is: Droidedit, Inform, copy the output.z8 to Download, Text Fiction, delete previous output, import new output.z8 to Text Fiction, test... return to droidedit.

My... it's easier on the pc!

If yours is an Android mobile, you should find Droidedit quite good, whatever if engine you are writing for.

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Wunderverse on iPad.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:54 am 
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On a mobile you may be able to use an online editor such as:
and others.

As gil suggested, if you have to deal with an IDE that doesn't scroll, any kind of text editor should support scrolling. Look for one that can "share" the text with other apps - this will be a shortcut to get the source code into the IDE.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:55 am 
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Hey, if I'd known about playfic, I might never have gone through the pain of Android Inform 7 beta.

OTOH, I've been able to build and test code without a WiFi connection.

And, yes, Droidedit can edit the source file from the Inform 7 Android beta.

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If Texture ever comes out of alpha - that system was designed specifically for authoring on touchscreen devices.

http://nitku.net/blog/2014/11/introducing-texture/

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:21 pm 
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I LOVE TEXTURE and wish it would be updated.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:09 pm 
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Edit: oh heck, authoring on mobile, not for mobile. I misunderstood! Move along, nothing to see here.

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I just started using Playfic.com and everything seems to be going swimmingly on my Android phone. Thanks for the tip!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:36 pm 
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Don't you have trouble using Playfic on mobiles on account of tab indentation? Or do Android keyboards have tab buttons?


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