Basic4android (basic for Android) is a simple yet powerful development environment that targets Android devices. Basic4android language is similar to Visual Basic language with additional support for objects. Basic4android compiled applications are native Android applications, there are no extra runtimes or dependencies. Android 1.6 and above are supported, including Android tablets running 3.x. Why Basic4android? Simple and powerful. IDE and programming language 100% focused on Android development. Compiles to native bytecode. No runtime libraries are required. APK files created are exactly the same as APK files created with Java / Eclipse. Performance similar to applications written with Java. Event driven programming language similar to Visual Basic with support for objects and code modules. No need to write any XML file (in most cases).Supports all of Android core features including: SQL databases; GPS; Home screen widgets; Background services and broadcast listeners; Bluetooth (serial ports); USB host; Web services; Camera; XML, JSON and CSV; Views animations; Multitouch gestures; Networking (TCP, UDP, FTP, SMTP and POP3); Push notifications (C2DM); Text to speech and voice recognition; AdMob ads; OpenGL; Graphics and charts; Sensors; Files I/O; Integrate with services such as: Dropbox, Google Analytics, Twitter and others; Objects serialization. Highly extensible with support for custom Java libraries. A powerful framework built by Android experts makes your development process simpler and better. Strong and helpful online community. The only available true WYSIWYG visual editor for Android. Modern IDE with autocomplete, built-in documentation and other features.