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Mobile App for Android and iPhone

Sahil Reddy
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Hello savvy guys

I know :

1. For developing Android Application , i need to write code in JAVA.
2. For developing iPhone Application , i neeed to use Objective C.

My Question ??

Is there not any way where i can use just one language and write Mobile Application , which could then be targeted on both Android Phones and iPhone .


Thanks and Regards
Reddy
Loic Beylot
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Hello,

I don't really know if they are good or not, but you can have a look at some frameworks:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_phone_web_based_application_framework
Mark Spritzler
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PhoneGap and others are frameworks to write in a language that then can create different versions for different phones.

Mark


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Sahil Reddy
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So should we use these Frameworks or it is better to use Objective C for iPhone and Java for Android ???

Thanks for your prolific replies. :-)
express mart
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Mark Spritzler wrote:PhoneGap and others are frameworks to write in a language that then can create different versions for different phones.

Mark

thanks it help me a lot
Mark Spritzler
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Sahil Reddy wrote:So should we use these Frameworks or it is better to use Objective C for iPhone and Java for Android ???

Thanks for your prolific replies. :-)


It depends.

There are four main factors to consider

1) Money
2) Time
3) Development knowledge
4) What type of user experience you are willing to have.

A Web App for the phone's browser, is the cheapest, fastest way to the phone if you already have a website, or are a web developer, but have an awful user experience, that to me makes that my last choice, and probably wouldn't even create a mobile version on an app.

A Phone Gap is the middle of the road, use your web experience if you don't have Objective-C experience or Java experience, get a decent User Experience, but a little more time and costs.

Write a native app, more money, more time, but the best user experience of all, but you have to have Objective-C and Java Android experience.

Mark
Sahil Reddy
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Thankyou Mark !!! :-)
Bert Bates
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I'm looking into a tool called LiveCode. I don't expect it to be as full featured as the native environments for either environment. What I'm hoping is that if you need a simple app., such a tool will give you a "write once, run either place" solution.

I'll let you guys know how it goes


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Sahil Reddy
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Looking forward to hear from you Bert :-)
Thanks
 
 
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