File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes Android n00b Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "Android n00b" Watch "Android n00b" New topic

Android n00b

Collin Dugas
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 10, 2009
Posts: 91

Am a web developer and interested in developing smart phone applications.

I would like to know how steep is the learning curve for developing on android vs something for iphone.

I know Python/Java/HML/CSS/JS/XML.

One more questions, is it true that a greater percentage of people on iphone are likely to try/buy your app rather that on android ?

I know, that these questions are more of platform benefit rather than specific android questions.

Would be great if I can get some insight on this.

Monu Tripathi

Joined: Oct 12, 2008
Posts: 1369

You say you know Java, JS and XML. IMO, transitioning to Android development will be easier for you. For iPhone development, you will need to learn Objective C and familiarize/verse yourself with Xcode.

You might find the following discussions helpful:
1. Android or iPhone
2. Thinking to switch over to Android from J2EE
3. Which Java to learn?

[List of FAQs] | [Android FAQ] | [Samuh Varta]
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46353
Please avoid saying "n00b" or similar.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Android n00b
It's not a secret anymore!