In case you can’t tell, I’m on a bit of a roll with Rust this week. I wish it had existed when I was in college. It would have made my life so much easier and spared me so many memory leaks and core dumps.
From the RoboVM website:
Java bytecode to native
RoboVM translates Java bytecode into native ARM or x86 code. Apps run fast
directly on the CPU. No interpreter involved.
Native API and hardware access
RoboVM includes a Java to Objective-C bridge that makes it possible to call
into the native iOS CocoaTouch APIs. Objective-C objects can be used just like
any other Java object.
Easily share code between desktop, Android and iOS apps. The standard classes
(java.lang.*, java.util.*, etc) included in RoboVM are based on Android’s
The compile time tools are GPLv2 licensed. Runtime code is licensed under
business friendly licenses, mostly the Apache License v2.0.
RoboVM comes with Eclipse and Maven integration. Use the tools you’re used to
from the Java world.