Click here to Skip to main content
13,189,324 members (68,357 online)
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
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?
Posted 25-Sep-12 14:34pm
Updated 25-Sep-12 14:42pm
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 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.
wonder-FOOL 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 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).

1 solution

Rate this: bad
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.

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:[^]. Hopefully this helps !!!

This content, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

  Print Answers RSS
Top Experts
Last 24hrsThis month

Advertise | Privacy |
Web04 | 2.8.171016.2 | Last Updated 25 Sep 2012
Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2017
All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service
Layout: fixed | fluid

CodeProject, 503-250 Ferrand Drive Toronto Ontario, M3C 3G8 Canada +1 416-849-8900 x 100