Last Tuesday in the weekly update, I wrote that I was planning on writing a mobile version of Lynx. This weekend, I have been hard at work creating Lynx Go, the version of Lynx for Android devices.
I would like to begin this post with saying that creating a mobile port of Lynx has been very difficultm. I had originally planned on using a package called SkiaSharp with Xamarin Forms. However, I quickly ran into some problems.
The issue was that SkiaSharp wasn’t a great option for something like Lynx. I spent at least eight hours trying to get it to work but didn’t had any luck. It was clear I had hit a dead end.
However, I discussed it with my friend Porter and decided that maybe I should start again. Thus, Lynx Go was born.
I won’t go too deep into the details, but essentially, Lynx Go is a slightly modified version of the Lynx Online Editor that is slightly more optimized for mobile devices. Lynx Go loads the editor locally so you don’t have to be connected to the internet to use it. It’s really neat!
Lynx Go will most likely appear sometime in the next week. Stay tuned for more updates!
John is the creator of Tectra Systems. He enjoys coding and spending time with his cat on his spare time.