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What is the best programming language for mobile apps?

anbu2020
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I mainly want to develop Blackberry apps, but I would like to learn a language that is compatible with as many phone platforms as possible.



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Aubrey_W_
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Here's an article that may help you get started: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/developing-for-mobile-internet-devices-part-1-tools-choices...

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abdulahad1985
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I guess it depends on the type of application you want to develop as a mobile App.
SergeyKostrov
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>>What is the best programming language for mobile apps?

It depends onrequirements for your application. For example:

- If as better as possible performance is needed,than a low level language like,Assembler, C or C++, has to be used

- If as better as possible UI is needed,than a high level language, like Java, C# orVisual Basic, has to be used

It is recommended thata prototype of the application and its UIis designed with a high level language.

Also, it is not just a question of some programming language. It is a combination of many-many factors and
one of them is a right set of helperlibraries. An UI library, like QT, could significantly speed up the
development process.

In overall, your application could use any set of different languages and helper libraries.
xia-mou
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Hmm this is tough. IMO, for Blackberry - Java ME, iPhone - Obj C & Embedded VC++ for PDA with Windows Mobile.
Vlad_Hristov
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And to add to the mess: why not HTML5? (One can be surprised how many simple apps can be coded in html5/JavaScript ;-)
offtopic (or not): isn't that thread little old (original question from August 2010)?
SergeyKostrov
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Quoting xia-mou
...Embedded VC++ for PDA with Windows Mobile...


eMbedded Visual C++ v4.x is considered as a legacy product for many years.As soon as Visual Studio 2005was introduced
all support for Windows CE &Mobile platforms is fullyintegrated in it.

adamfast
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Blackberry: Java ME (Micro Edition)
iPhone: Objective C
Palm Pre: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
PDA w/Windows Mobile: Embedded VC++

What you do is look for the devices' Software Development Kit (SDK). Different SDK's will be written for specific devices. You need to use the manufacturer's SDK (and programming language) in order to access the full functionality of each individual device. Wouldn't it be great if all of 'em used the same language SDK/API ?! Too bad for us developers!

Good luck.

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Developing mobile apps for many years.
The C family of languages would be best - C++, .Net (C#) etc, These will also provide the basic programming grounding for you to use pretty much any other 4GL language such as Object Pascal (Delphi) etc.

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Maycon_Oliveira
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I prefer to use diferent languages for diferent phone. I'd like to use Delphi for iOS, C# for Windows Phone and "Java" for Android.
Maycon_Oliveira
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...a good tip is to try RadPHP. visite www.embarcadero.com
richardlevins
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JAVA can be considered as the most used mobile programming language based on the following reasons:
1. Majority of the cell phones are java based (J2ME).
2. Android apps development uses JAVA,
3. Blackberry apps uses JAVA.

You cant compare Objective C and HTML.
Objective C is used to develop mobile applications whereas HTML is used to develop web pages, both these things have different uses and different applications
stancrosby33
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For cross-platform mobile apps, check out UmbrellaSDK
Christos_Amarandos
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I guess it depends on the type of application you want to develop as a mobile App. But, from what I can recall on the Blackberry website they have a convertor that can convert Android Apps into BB compatible apps which aids in developement.
shin
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Hi all maybe id rather to use java, but C is perfect too.
Sam_W_
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jenny_l_
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The C family of languages would be best - C++, .Net (C#) etc, These will also provide the basic programming grounding for you to use pretty much any other 4GL language such as Object Pascal (Delphi) etc.more pbs kids games
Nancy_B_
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Some of the programming languages and platforms you need to know in order to develop mobile app includes C, C++ Java programming Linux Windows XP, Vista Android SDK You can also create mobile apps in html, css javascript, visual basic,c# etc, I would request you to read this wikipedia page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_application_development
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David_K_4
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@ anbu2020: It's only depend on your requirement of mobile application. Suppose you want to make Game Application Development for blackberry so i will recomndate you Java and C++. I have lot of example for this question. If you want to develop mobile application for on any platfrom so you have feel free to contact us for more information you can visit our website www.imensosoftware.com.

@ Sergey Kostrov  your view is very impressive on this question Thank!

Regards,

David Kroj

Mobile Application Development | Mobile Application Development India

AlexanderBell
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maybe the first question is to ask which platform(s) is your mobile app target on....

med_anouar_hammami
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 industry specialists forecast that by 2015, 80% of all mobile applications developed will be hybrid or mobile-Web-oriented , so HTML5 is the answer to your question ( & you can developp apps on blackberry 10( the last bb os) with html5 ;)

Ahmed_BH
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You need Java programming language

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