Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish

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Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish

Postby kenton » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:27 am

Thanks to RISC OS User Group Of London for letting me and Reuben talk shit about eighties software development tonight.

Reuben's latest BBC Micro emulator is semi-publicly available here. Mobile-friendly, browser-based, open it in your mobile's browser. Early days, but give it a shot.

http://bit.ly/emBeeb

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Postby Matt Godbolt » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:24 am

Awesome stuff! Super excited to see this out in public! Fantastic stuff Reuben :-). Runs super smooth on my iPhone 6S

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Postby DutchAcorn » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:29 am

Thanks, this is great! I did not get very far playing Thrust on my iPhone :D

One thing I noticed is that the display is messed up after pressing break after loading Thrust or Chucky Egg.
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Postby tricky » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:16 am

Thanks guys, sorry I couldn't make it last night.
Does this mean no more beebdroid updates?

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Postby helpful » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:49 am

tricky wrote:Thanks guys, sorry I couldn't make it last night.

We missed you :-(

Does this mean no more beebdroid updates?

Apparently there is a far more recent version, but it hasn't been updated on the Play store yet.

Thanks again to Kenton and Reuben for a fascinating evening :-)

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Postby kenton » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:03 pm

tricky wrote:Does this mean no more beebdroid updates?


Reuben's intent is to make the web app so good that you don't need a native app. Having said that, the native app could be replaced with a smart wrapper to the web app, to save you clicking the URL, and to remove the browser chrome.

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Postby kenton » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:04 pm

helpful wrote:Thanks again to Kenton and Reuben for a fascinating evening :-)


Thanks for inviting us and making us so welcome.

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Postby tricky » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:26 pm

Looks good, is there anywhere to give feedback, or is it too early yet?

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Postby trixster » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:54 pm

Bloody hell, this is genuinely brilliant!
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
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Postby kenton » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:01 pm

tricky wrote:Looks good, is there anywhere to give feedback, or is it too early yet?


Bit early yet. Would be good to get a requests/bugfixes website together, where the most popular features/bugs can trickle to the top. Any ideas for what to use for that?

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Postby ThomasHarte » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:45 pm

kenton wrote:Reuben's intent is to make the web app so good that you don't need a native app. Having said that, the native app could be replaced with a smart wrapper to the web app, to save you clicking the URL, and to remove the browser chrome.

Does this allow for the recently-moved goalposts of freeform window mode?

EDIT: to expand on the question: since Chrome tabs are once again not separate things within the task switcher, being a pure web app on Android appears to box you in to not being able to appear alongside web content? Maybe I'm reading it incorrectly, but it sounds like at least a wrapper would be desirable.
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Postby BigEd » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:47 pm

It would be nice if it would also support the keyboard of a desktop browser...

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Re: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish

Postby richmond62 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:14 pm

Once the webpage has been accessed on a tablet can a browser save it and use it offline (i.e. without and internet connexion)?


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