Android Question Free Android Emulator

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Marcos Alves, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    Hello all,

    I'm looking for a free emulator that I could use to embed an apk in order to allow the client to use it in a PC without needing to adapt or create a new code for desktop.
    Does anybody know the best tool to do this?
     
  2. asales

    asales Well-Known Member Licensed User

  3. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    Hello @asales , I think that BlueStacks is paid and it's not possible to embed an app in it to send to the customer as a "ready to go" desktop program...
     
  4. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

    how many pc need this app?
     
  5. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    As much as the customer needs to install. Consider that the customer may have 10, 100, 1000 users in his company... why is the quantity important?
     
  6. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

    because a android tablet is very cheap.

    this option is more for dual boot (see installation). myself never had success with it.
    http://www.android-x86.org/

    windows 10 (i believe pro only) have hyper v where you can run any pc in pc, its a windows feature you can install from system control / Software / windows feature.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-V
     
  7. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    The user wants to use the app in his desktop while he is in the office, like whatsapp web, and in his phone when mobile. That's the goal. With a good Android emulator that could embed the app I could use almost the same code for desktop and mobile phone, maintaining only one development job.
     
  8. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

    i guess erel would say use xui :) (2 projects b4a,b4j and try to share the code)
    the emulators that i know emulates a complete device.
     
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  9. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    I checked XUI... it comes with Visual Studio... doesn't make sense to request to the user to install Android Visual Studio to use your app... it must to be a simple thing... he is a user, remember?;)
     
  10. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

    btw, the user can use a phone also inside the office ;)

    only the emus from android sdk (google) and that are made only for develpers.
     
  11. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    I really don't know an easy way to connect the computer keyboard and monitor to a phone... the user wants a big screen and a professional keyboard. He is already answering e-mails, copying things from and to many windows... a screen out of his desktop is a hard thing to work.
     
  12. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    Imagine how difficult is to type a 1000 words answer using the mobile phone keyboard?
     
  13. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

    yes, understand, a pc is very good.
    hmm, maybe is remote desktop possible at phone.

    there also exist bluetoth keyboards + mouse pad.

    btw, i have the bad habit to edit the posts afterwards.

    speech recognition works great at android.
     
  14. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

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  15. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    ???
    Xui is a b4x library and it is not related to AS

    The best would be a b4a and a b4j app.
    Most of the code is shareable between the products
     
  16. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

    visual studio is microsoft, google is android studio.

    as don said, its a b4x userinterface, you find 2 or more tutorial videos from erel at learn.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
  17. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks Don. I already thought to convert the Android app to B4J but I use some libraries that could be very complicated to use in B4J:

    - ABTO Sip SDK: for voice calls...
    - FFMPEG to compact files
    - ULV: Ultimate List View for long lists with performance...

    I don't think even that it's possible to use these libraries in B4J... in other hand, I already tested in BlueStacks and worked fine (but BlueStacks is paid and I don't know if is possible to embed a pre-installed apk in this...)
     
  18. Marcos Alves

    Marcos Alves Active Member Licensed User

    About XUI... Is it possible to have an installer pack with an AVD using XUI with a pre installed apk?
     
  19. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

    he he make message this feature is only available at phone

    its more a emulator state

    about start batch
    https://developer.android.com/studio/run/emulator-commandline

    avd was very slow without hardware acceleration .. and it need intel chip.

    for this vnc server / client is the question its allowed or not.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
  20. Don Oso

    Don Oso Member Licensed User

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