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Android n00b

Collin Dugas
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Joined: Jul 10, 2009
Posts: 91
Hi,

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
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Joined: Oct 12, 2008
Posts: 1369
    
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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?


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Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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