Demonstration of using actors on Android
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Actor Downloader

This application demonstrates the use of Akka framework on Android.


To build and run this application either on an emulator or a real device you need to have SBT and the Android SDK

When you run


Make sure the path to the Android SDK is printed out. If not do:

$ export ANDROID_HOME=/path/to/android-sdk

If you don't have android SBT plugin, checkout android-plugin and publish it locally:

$ git clone git://
$ cd android-plugin
$ sbt publish-local

This will create plugin of version 0.7.1-SNAPSHOT. You can now go back to actor_downloader and run:

$ sbt start

If you have the device connected or emulator running (verify with adb devices), it will deploy and start the APK.