A whole new (Hello) World

It's been going on in my mind for a while, and I finally dove into Android development. As always when I put my hands on a new language / system, I had a basic need; this time I wanted to develop a simple init system that would resist my various ROMs flashing, i.e. a program that would not be located in the /system partition of the Android OS, but instead would be a package, an apk, that would read init scripts from the sdcard.