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by David » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:00:45 GMT


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 Hey guys,

I am thinking of developing a small application and I am trying to
decide between various Mobile applications platforms - Android, iPhone
and RIMM.  I was wondering if any of you have any thoughts on any of
these mobile platforms, there advantages/disadvantages etc.

Also - how would you compare between the various app stores these
mobile platforms have.

Thanks guys for your help!

- D
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by rktb » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:03:39 GMT


 Off-topic.



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by Mark Murphy » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:14:54 GMT


 


This is a better set of questions for the android-discuss mailing list.
The android-framework list is focused on development of the Android
OS/firmware itself.

You can find android-discuss at:




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by David » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:50:10 GMT


 Hey guys,

I am thinking of developing a small application and I am trying to
decide between various Mobile applications platforms - Android, iPhone
and RIMM.  I was wondering if any of you have any thoughts on any of
these mobile platforms, there advantages/disadvantages etc.

Also - how would you compare between the various app stores these
mobile platforms have.

Thanks guys for your help!

- D

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by David » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:50:25 GMT


 Hey guys,

I am thinking of developing a small application and I am trying to
decide between various Mobile applications platforms - Android, iPhone
and RIMM.  I was wondering if any of you have any thoughts on any of
these mobile platforms, there advantages/disadvantages etc.

Also - how would you compare between the various app stores these
mobile platforms have.

Thanks guys for your help!

- D

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by David » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:50:48 GMT


 Hey guys,

I am thinking of developing a small application and I am trying to
decide between various Mobile applications platforms - Android, iPhone
and RIMM.  I was wondering if any of you have any thoughts on any of
these mobile platforms, there advantages/disadvantages etc.

Also - how would you compare between the various app stores these
mobile platforms have.

Thanks guys for your help!

- D

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by MMI » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:25:57 GMT


 Simple, with around 7Mio sold IPhones and a more or less working shop
system, go for it for "fast" money. Android will need at least 1 year,
more likely 2 years to catch up with them. But it depends on the app
you want to write, if you write a business app, go for RIM (now) or
android (perhaps for long term), if you want to write games, i would
primary target the iPhone. It also depends on your knowledge, if you
are an java programmer, with no experience to objective-c or at least
C, stick to android.

As developer i like the android plattform best :)

Marcus



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