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Building mobile apps - What software do you use

  • Module Developer

    I would like to build my own apps for Mobile devices.
    What software / programmer Language would you recomment to develop for iOS and Android?
    I have a windows system at home. 🙂

    thank you

  • Hello there,
    The best I’ve found for app development is here all you need to is post your project with a description and then developers (who are registered to the website) will send you proposals, all you have to do is pick the right one for you (If you’re unsure you can ask their customer support very helpful). Once you’ve chosen your developer you pick and chose the tasks, how much time you want to spend on it and so forth, there is a chat system too, so you can stay in contact with your developer. The best part is that if you’re not happy with the developer’s work, you don’t have to pay a thing! hope that helps. Japanese Sword UK

  • There’re 3 major ways you can develop apps for mobile devices:

    • Native
      iOS - XCode IDE with Objective-C or Swift languages (You will need Mac for this)
      Android - Andoid Studio (Java language) - PC or Mac

    • Hybrid
      Combination of a native host with Webbrowser control + HTML\JS. There’re a lot of frameworks out there. The most popular one is Cordova/Phonegap

    • Xamarin
      .NET based developer tools and runtime that work for iOS and Android. It was recently acquired by Microsoft and have free versions.

  • You should probably use illustrator and photoshop for the graphics. There is a free 30 day trial for both of them on, and i use Xcode do actually code the app. But that is for mac only.

  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    For the MagicMirror app I used the webtechnologies HTML, JS and CSS.

    For the native wrapper I used Cordova as @alexyak mentioned.

    As UI Framework Ionic came in handy which handles different styles for the different mobile plattforms

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