I’m happy to announce wrdk, a development kit for the WikiReader.
wrdk is a pre-built toolchain, libraries, set of examples, and simple
serial loader that makes developing applications for the Openmoko
WikiReader a little bit easier. Included is fairly high level access
to most of the hardware including the file system, LCD, buttons, and
The development cycle is pretty easy: write your app, build it, copy
it over to a SD card, and pick the icon off a menu to run it. The
serial loader, along with a modified WikiReader and custom cable,
speeds this up by letting you reset the device and load a new program
straight from your desktop machine.
Binaries are available for Linux and Windows. See
I’m tempted to offer a pre-modified WikiReader and download cable to
help those who aren’t electronically inclined. Please contact me if
you’d be interested.