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#1 sanwall  Icon User is offline

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Iphone or android

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:33 AM

I have to make my final year project so I want to make smartphone app. For which I should develop iphone or android .
Give ur answers keeping in view the market and future in the field,thanks in advance!!!
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Re: Iphone or android

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:52 AM

You could just develop a touchscreen friendly web app. Then you don't have to choose.

Check out jQuery Mobile. It makes developing such web apps pretty easy.
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Re: Iphone or android

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

If you also want your site to be accessible by the marketplace, you can create an app that's just a web browser pointed at the site. I know Apple has a policy against this but I'm unsure if they'll take it down if it's pointed towards a mobile-oriented site.

With Apple you'll need to have a mac to develop IIRC. With Android you can use anything that you can compile Java on.

Developing for iPhone costs $100/year, Android costs a one-time $35 fee. I'm unsure about royalties.
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Re: Iphone or android

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

Google is $25 one time fee + %30 royalties. Apple is $99/year + (probably the same) royalties.

Just do an Android app, it's easier. You will use Java and XML.
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Re: Iphone or android

Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

My personal preference would be Android.
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Re: Iphone or android

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

You could check out Windows.

Keep in mind that Apple developers earn ~6x more than Android developers.
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Re: Iphone or android

Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

Where did you get those figures? That doesn't sound at all likely.
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Re: Iphone or android

Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

Android is far easier to get running fast. You can create emulators on much of any PC, you don't have to have a Mac, the phones don't have to be jailbroken to test things in a timely manner, and it's overall just less of a headache to get off the ground running.

Look into Eclipse for starting out.
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