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Developing apps for mobile devices

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by TerryMate, Dec 4, 2011.

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  1. TerryMate

    TerryMate Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2011
    Hello All,

    I am a programmer and can learn quite fast. I use C# now and have used C, Pascal, Basic, etc before. I'm interested to develop apps for mobile phones. The question is there are quite a number of OS out there (BB, iOS5, Android, etc). Is there a one programming language or application tool that one can use to develop application for each and every mobile phone or is it something that one has to do separately for each mobile phone? I use Windows and would like to maintain using it an environment for my development. Please let me know what I need and how I should go about it?

  2. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor

    Apr 11, 2009
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    I haven't had an opportunity to do such development as yet (since I don't have such a phone) but I've been reading about the issues and so can tell what I've read.

    No, you can't program once for all platforms. I haven't seen anything for Blackberry, but the IPhone and Android apps are critically different and written in different languages.

    You can program Android from Windows or the free Linux OS. You need a Mac to program IPhone apps.

    Android can be programmed in many languages, but Java is by far the best supported. IPhone development requires certain specific languages, ideally "objective C" but C and C++ are also allowed.

    The android SDK is free, the Iphone one costs $99.

    Beyond that, I guess you'll just have to resort to the programmer's best friend.
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