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Beginning Mobile App Programming?

I was teaching my kids software development. I haven't been in the field for quite some time and was wondering what would be the most appropriate choice for mobile development. For instance, I want to keep Verizon, purchase X, Y or Z phone and be capable of installing custom apps/software/whatever [so we may use GPS capabilities]. They've gone over scripting, c++ and do extremely well with c#, XNA and oop in general. We currently have a Blackberry, but we'd like to know what other options are out there so they may jump into without much knowledge of the interface. Mac products not even considered.

andy5 years ago
In a word, Android. It's complex to get started, with a whole bunch of concepts on top of all of the Java concepts, but the tutorials are excellent, and the actual code examples are fairly small for what is actually been done.

You can run an emulator on your PC, but it is deadly slow.

I would advise that you teach Java core first, the oracle pathways are very good for this.

If you have changed your mind about teaching them a mobile technology, you might instead want to teach them Processing - which is basically Java with a very nice 2d and 3d graphics stack on top, and it is designed to be easy to use.

Thanks,
Andrew
Sovereignty (author) 5 years ago
A month and only 4 views? Probably all my own views.. ..Yeah, something ain't right.

Bump.

This Q&A is ridiculous. Nice if it worked and I didn't waste my time rewriting my questions on other forums.