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Best route for mobile development

Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:34 AM

Ok, so I was considering leraning Objective-C and Cocoa but that limits me to Apple devices (which is ok).

BUT I saw with monotouch you can use C# to create multi-platform applications. Also, I think the C# language is a little cleaner. Any recommendations?
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Re: Best route for mobile development

Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:50 PM

If you're going to write iPhone/iPad apps I think you'll be better off using Apple's framework. I don't see how C# will be useful there.
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Re: Best route for mobile development

Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:23 PM

Well, from what I gathered, monotouch has a framework that works on Apple devices and with .NET.
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Re: Best route for mobile development

Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:00 PM

Does it work or work well? If your app is a bit slower and more power hungry (don't know if it will/won't be) than your competition is that OK with you? Cross platform development is nice for the developer, but when it affects the user (a la Flash on everything but Windows) then people start avoiding your product.
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Re: Best route for mobile development

Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:04 PM

I would not recommend trying to use .NET on an Apple product. If you are serious about developing for an Apple product, you should use Apple's development products. The NET framework is a Microsoft product, designed to be used with Microsoft Windows.

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Re: Best route for mobile development

Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:37 AM

View PostCTphpnwb, on 07 December 2011 - 03:00 PM, said:

Does it work or work well? If your app is a bit slower and more power hungry (don't know if it will/won't be) than your competition is that OK with you? Cross platform development is nice for the developer, but when it affects the user (a la Flash on everything but Windows) then people start avoiding your product.


I guess you're right. I hear people say the same things about Java, but that is also why I like it, it can deploy cross-platform software. I will probably go with Obj-c and cocoa just to make better native apps.
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