I am looking for a way to develop for iOS using Java, but I need a system that is actually open source. libGDX is not open source in the iOS sense because it depends on the (now commercial) RoboVM library. The other one I found is, Codename One, which is also commerical. Is there any tool out there that is open source, or would I have to write my own bindings?

  • Oracle Mobile Application Framework is another way to write Java apps for deployment on both iOS and Android. Not sure how open source it may be. – Basil Bourque Feb 12 '16 at 16:50
  • Sadly, that is a hybrid system with probably almost no access to native things. – compilergeek Feb 12 '16 at 20:03

Recently, libGDX moved on to a new iOS backend, which is a fork of the RoboVM backend before it went commercial. The official RoboVM is gone as well because of company takeovers. libGDX has also added a new Multi-OS Engine backend as well that might suit some users' needs (although only in beta).

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