For developers, this means that they can create and deploy Java smart contracts to the Aion network. For Pocket to keep up with the times while enabling developers to connect any app with any blockchain on any device, we have integrated this feature in the Pocket Android plugin to make it easier to interact with your Java contract.
Having previously received a grant from AION, Pocket developed mobile SDKs in realizing Monster Chase. Both projects lean deliberately toward facilitating the adoption of both users and developers alike. The AVM will introduce the uninitiated to DApp development and ease the transition into censorship-resistant networks into everyday mobile use.
We are happy to continue to build our partnership with the Aion network and team.
If you are curious about what the Aion team is working on lately, check out this latest post from TechCrunch talking about the AVM and their recent listing by Microsoft Azure.