I am a US teacher planning to teach Mobile App Development. I had planned to use Processing for Android but had to change my plans due to COVID-19, and I am running into difficulties with p5.js.
I have two questions, and answering either one with a yes would solve my problem.
- Is there a way to create actual mobile apps in p5.js?
- Is there a way to use Processing for Android with a Chromebook?
Everything we do for class has to be able to be done in a Chromebook in case we have to go virtual again. This required me to change my plan of using Processing for Android (download only, as far as I can tell) on the school desktop computers.
However, it seems that the only option to run a p5.js sketch on mobile is either to connect to the p5.js IDE over shared WiFi or download Node.js to use localtunnel. Chromebooks can’t download anything, and I’m concerned that the first option will cause problems when kids are on the school WiFi. Also, when trying to find the port number for my sketch, I can’t find it. I’ve looked where the tutorial (https://creative-coding.decontextualize.com/mobile/) says, and even looked in the Developer Tools in Chrome.