Putting a shortcut on the home screen
« Thread started on: Jan 28th, 2018, 2:06pm »
Copied from the v0.17a release announcement
The Android edition supports putting a shortcut to a BBC BASIC program on the home screen (desktop), so that it behaves like a standalone application. To create such a shortcut you will need to download two utilities from the Google Play Store: 'ES File Explorer' and 'Total Commander' (both free).
'ES File Explorer' is used, just once, to 'associate' .bbc files with BBC BASIC as follows:
Navigate to any .bbc file and long-press on it until a green tick appears.
Tap on 'More' (bottom right-hand corner) and select 'Open As' then 'Other'. Check 'Set as the default app' (bottom centre) and then select 'BBC Basic' from the list of applications. 'Total Commander' is used to create the home screen shortcut(s) as follows:
Navigate to the required .bbc file and long-press on it until a menu appears.
Select 'Create link on desktop', choose the preferred icon and tap OK/APPLY. Programs with a shortcut on the home screen should terminate with QUIT so as not to leave BBC BASIC running in the background.