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norlin
Level 7

Any way to run Javascript code inside Roku app?

Hello!

Is there any way to run JS code inside Roku app?
I mean, probably, anything like iOS' JSContext API or WebKit component, maybe some kind of virtual machine?

I have seen something about Marmalade SDK on this forum, but related page on Roku website is missing ( https://www.roku.com/developer-marmalade ) – is it still possible? If so, is it possible to make a kind of library with Marmalade to use it later inside native BrightScript app?

Also, different question, is there any way to develop/compile a Roku app in any other language? (maybe C++ or anything else...)

Thank you!
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Any way to run Javascript code inside Roku app?

"norlin" wrote:
Is there any way to run JS code inside Roku app? I mean, probably, anything like iOS' JSContext API or WebKit component, maybe some kind of virtual machine?

No. Plain and simple.

I have seen something about Marmalade SDK on this forum, but related page on Roku website is missing ( https://www.roku.com/developer-marmalade ) – is it still possible?

Yes.

If so, is it possible to make a kind of library with Marmalade to use it later inside native BrightScript app?

Ah, good try - but no. As far as i was told, there is no way to traverse back & forth as FFI API calls
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norlin
Level 7

Re: Any way to run Javascript code inside Roku app?

Thanks!

And what about other languages (C++, for example, or anything else which could be compiled to binary)?
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renojim
Level 8

Re: Any way to run Javascript code inside Roku app?

I think the NDK allowed such a thing, but I don't know if it's still supported/allowed and, even if it is, good luck with getting approved for that.

-JT
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