FXL applets can now use IFTTT Webhooks service to trigger other services provided via IFTTT such as controlling smart home devices or you Android phones. FLX provides tools for building UIs for using IFTTT enabled services. See the description of the FLX’s IFTTT API in Tips.
A file API for reading, writing, and manipulating files is very useful when developing applets that need to store data persistently. A such API is now added to FLX app and is available in the current 0.9.6 release.
A new beta version 0.9.5 of FLX – Visual Pocket Coding app has been released on Google Play Store.
This version includes fixes to issues found by beta users and also extensions to Widget API, such as new widgets (CheckBox, FormRenderer, RadioButton, RadioGroup, Slider, and Switch). FormRenderer is a specific widget, mostly for demonstration purpose, which renders a given FLX literal, say (+ 1 (* 2 3)), to a corresponding visual FLX form component. The core computational language of FLX app is a lisp variant called FLX Lisp.
There is also a new project template Widgets Demo that showcases all the FLX widgets and how to use them.
Just for fun and to learn how to 3D print models created with awesome Blender, my son modelled FLX logo as a 3D model and printed it.
FLX – Visual Pocket Coding App for Android is now available as early access for open beta testing. All feedback, comments, improvements ideas, and feature requests are welcome.
The early access app can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
FLX – Visual Programming IDE app for Android is currently being finalised for Google Play Store release. Stay tuned. Here is the first demo video: