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Dear All,
 
I am planning to develop a Mobile Application. But for each platform I think I have to use a different programming language with different assets. To be more specific:
 
If you choose Windows Phone, you have to use Visual Studio and Silverlight. If you choose iPhone or iPad you have to use Xcode and ObjectiveC and JAVA for Android.
 
I am curious if there is a platform/software that help me develop for all mobile platforms like a universal one? Or is it possible to develop one?
 
I have bumped into this article:
 
Develop .NET applications for Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Android[^]
 
I am more comfortable developing with .Net environment so is there Microsoft Visual Studio based developer platform, which can be used for development of mobile applications for multiple mobile device types?
Thanks.
Posted 25-Sep-12 14:34pm
Edited 25-Sep-12 14:42pm
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 25-Sep-12 20:41pm
   
Pretty bad article, I think.
As to your question.., nobody can tell you where you are going to be more comfortable. Perhaps you did not discovered yet how much people are different...
I don't think this is a valid question which can be answered in any reasonable way.
--SA
wonder-FOOL at 25-Sep-12 20:47pm
   
Actually Sergey I am not asking which development platform I will be more comfortable with? Instead I am trying to find out if there is a platform which helps me develop an application one for all :) Because I am trying to shorten the development time, instead of developing platform specific applications. I don't know if that's makes sense.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 25-Sep-12 21:01pm
   
Well, I know just two: Java machine and CLI (implemented as .NET and Mono; there are some other 3rd-party products, more or less incomplete).
--SA

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Solution 1

Have you thought of a solution like PhoneGap? It allows you to use HTML5+Javascript+CSS to target iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry (among others) all together. The company was recently bought by Adobe and just ended their beta phase. The APIs they offer are rather good for building solid applications. Check it for yourself: http://phonegap.com/[^]. Hopefully this helps !!!
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