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Common UI for Android and iOS

lavnish lalchandani
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Joined: Feb 28, 2007
Posts: 79
I am a Java J2EE developer , just started trying my hands on mobile app development
Want my app to be available on iphone + android ( may be more ) without loosing on the intuitiveness and usability on UI.
I am looking for some options following MVC pattern , where i can
  • keep my data in XML ( model layer )
  • write my controller in java ( expect that to run on iOS and Android )
  • and for View i am hoping to find something that runs on max possible platforms (iOS , android , blackberry are must )

  • because of time limitations , I don't like the idea of learning Objective-C for iOS and different language for blackberry and still different language for android and trying to come up with a UI which is common and equally intuitive across all platforms

    wanted to understand best available development options both "free to use" and "paid" from your experience.

    did a bit of research on net found
  • Free Options :- PhoneGap
  • Paid Options :- ,

  • looking forward to learn from your experience , and make an informed start , trying to avoid start learning one thing and coming back to another (half way ) and start again.
    Ulf Dittmer

    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 42959
    Some other options to check out: Rhodes, Titanium Mobile, Unity, Corona, Pyxis Mobile
    lavnish lalchandani
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    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 79
    Thanks for your reply
    please let me know your experience with them , advtg and disadvtg of each

    I went through the apps developed in each of the platforms , corona apps looked good & professional
    I agree. Here's the link:
    subject: Common UI for Android and iOS
    jQuery in Action, 3rd edition