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Postby vijoyjoseph » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:43 pm

Dear All,

I'm a newbie to mobile apps(was working in Mainframe technology for 5 years), so could you please tell which platfom should i select for a long term perspective(Android/iPhone/Windows).

Also is therre any way to convert android apps to iPhone/windows. (any tools,utilities/blogs).
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby jacksutton11 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:03 pm

Well, me personally, i believe you must follow the Android apps, just because that they'll reach a broader audience,as a result of they're a phone. Not only 1} phone, just like the iPhone, however several phones,starting from completely different phone firms.a lot of android are going to be created}, technically, then the iPhone.
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby vijoyjoseph » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:32 am

thankyou sir!
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby justnessly » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:06 am

jacksutton11 wrote:Well, me personally, i believe you must follow the Android apps, just because that they'll reach a broader audience,as a result of they're a phone. Not only 1} phone, just like the iPhone, however several phones,starting from completely different phone firms.a lot of android are going to be created}, technically, then the iPhone.

Yes, I agree with your perspective. I don't like about serveal of phones. Some app when update which delete everything.
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby CathyKing » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:28 am

Hope the following article will help u out:

With a rush of amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, this is a great time to buy a new phone for you or for someone else. There are excellent phones flooding the market (here are our top five favorite smartphones), but unless you plan on switching your next handset before your contract is up, you'll want to consider a few points before making any semi-permanent decisions.

OK, so what if you're looking for even more basic guidance, like which mobile operating system to get? Is the iPhone 4S really a better choice than a shiny, new Android phone? What's the story with Windows Phone, and are BlackBerrys even a thing anymore? Believe me, these are great questions, and they've been at the top of your mind. Earlier this month, I helped take your burning cell phone questions in a live chat, and fielded even more queries at our weeklong CNET Gotham event in New York. I expected questions comparing iOS versus Android, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus versus the HTC Rezound versus the Motorola Droid Razr--but what surprised me is how many of you were considering Windows Phone.

So to get you started, here's a quick primer on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone (sorry, BlackBerry, you've lost your momentum), and a smattering of the most common questions about smartphone OSes I've received from you.

iPhone 4S in a nutshell

Runs Apple's iOS 5 operating system
Available on three carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
Available on three storage sizes: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Easiest compatibility with iTunes, Apple ecosystem, and products
Form factor: One 3.5-inch screen (on the smaller size by today's standards)
Interface: Approachable, but not very customizable. Some hidden features
Key features: Excellent 8-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, colorful Siri voice assistant
Next big release: iPhone 5, release date unknown, but speculated for summer 2012

Android in a nutshell

Google's mobile operating system
Form factor: Available on all carriers, all shapes, all sizes
All capabilities: Range from budget to super premium
Not all Android phones are created equal in capability: some have excellent cameras, screens, etc. Some don't.
Easiest compatibility with Google services, Google Music, Android Tablet PC or other Android devices
Interface: Varies by manufacturers, has a small learning curve for some features
Key features: Free voice navigation with turn-by-turn directions, very customizable, voice actions
Next big phone release: Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, Verizon release date unknown, but probably December
Next big operating system release: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Released with Galaxy Nexus, coming to existing handsets starting "early 2012"

Windows Phone in a nutshell

Microsoft's mobile operating system
Form factor: Available on all carriers, all shapes, all sizes.
AT&T has the largest and best selection
All capabilities: Mostly midrange, solid performers. Minimum 5-megapixel camera
Easiest compatibility with Zune, Xbox Live, Microsoft services like Microsoft Office, SkyDrive online storage
Interface: Very straightforward, but some hidden capabilities
Key features: Clean interface, built-in barcode-scanning and music identification, Xbox Live integration, voice actions.

Source from:
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-573278 ... z22wQ6tqO7
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby anne785 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:59 pm

I ll suggest you to go with android platform. Nowadays android applications are going well in the mobile application development market and also most of the users are opting the android mobile because it provides immense features and facilities.
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby mobileapplover » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:59 am

Dude, there many site that’s provide service iPhone app to android app, here I will suggest you can search in google search engine. May be it is possible to convert by the help of huge and stunning tech functionality.
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby John Farrell » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:21 am

CathyKing wrote:Hope the following article will help u out:

With a rush of amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, this is a great time to buy a new phone for you or for someone else. There are excellent phones flooding the market (here are our top five favorite smartphones), but unless you plan on switching your next handset before your contract is up, you'll want to consider a few points before making any semi-permanent decisions.

OK, so what if you're looking for even more basic guidance, like which mobile operating system to get? Is the iPhone 4S really a better choice than a shiny, new Android phone? What's the story with Windows Phone, and are BlackBerrys even a thing anymore? Believe me, these are great questions, and they've been at the top of your mind. Earlier this month, I helped take your burning cell phone questions in a live chat, and fielded even more queries at our weeklong CNET Gotham event in New York. I expected questions comparing iOS versus Android, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus versus the HTC Rezound versus the Motorola Droid Razr--but what surprised me is how many of you were considering Windows Phone.

So to get you started, here's a quick primer on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone (sorry, BlackBerry, you've lost your momentum), and a smattering of the most common questions about smartphone OSes I've received from you.

iPhone 4S in a nutshell

Runs Apple's iOS 5 operating system
Available on three carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
Available on three storage sizes: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Easiest compatibility with iTunes, Apple ecosystem, and products
Form factor: One 3.5-inch screen (on the smaller size by today's standards)
Interface: Approachable, but not very customizable. Some hidden features
Key features: Excellent 8-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, colorful Siri voice assistant
Next big release: iPhone 5, release date unknown, but speculated for summer 2012

Android in a nutshell

Google's mobile operating system
Form factor: Available on all carriers, all shapes, all sizes
All capabilities: Range from budget to super premium
Not all Android phones are created equal in capability: some have excellent cameras, screens, etc. Some don't.
Easiest compatibility with Google services, Google Music, Android Tablet PC or other Android devices
Interface: Varies by manufacturers, has a small learning curve for some features
Key features: Free voice navigation with turn-by-turn directions, very customizable, voice actions
Next big phone release: Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, Verizon release date unknown, but probably December
Next big operating system release: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Released with Galaxy Nexus, coming to existing handsets starting "early 2012"

Windows Phone in a nutshell

Microsoft's mobile operating system
Form factor: Available on all carriers, all shapes, all sizes.
AT&T has the largest and best selection
All capabilities: Mostly midrange, solid performers. Minimum 5-megapixel camera
Easiest compatibility with Zune, Xbox Live, Microsoft services like Microsoft Office, SkyDrive online storage
Interface: Very straightforward, but some hidden capabilities
Key features: Clean interface, built-in barcode-scanning and music identification, Xbox Live integration, voice actions.

Source from:
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-573278 ... z22wQ6tqO7

Thanks CathyKing! It helps me a lot.
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby TapitZac » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:26 pm

If I'm understanding the question correctly, you are asking which platform to develop for... If so:
Why only do one or the other? Why limit yourself?
There are a lot of frameworks out there that provide the tools to develop for both and to do so easily!
If that wasn't the question... I'm sorry for my outburst haha :/
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby elegantgabe » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:06 am

vijoyjoseph wrote:Dear All,

I'm a newbie to mobile apps(was working in Mainframe technology for 5 years), so could you please tell which platfom should i select for a long term perspective(Android/iPhone/Windows).


In the long term i would select Android and Windows 8. Android has a really big user base and Windows 8 will have a much bigger user base in future. Just because Windows itself has a massive user base right now. When you develop an app for Windows 8 Metro, it's probably very easy to port it to Windows Phone 8. So you get an even bigger user base. But keep in mind that the user base of Android is very different from the user base of iOS. Android user don't like to buy apps. They mostly use freeware. iOS user on the other side buy a lot of apps. So iOS is probably more lucrative. But you still can earn a lot money with ads inside your Android apps.

Also is therre any way to convert android apps to iPhone/windows. (any tools,utilities/blogs).
Thanks in adv. for the info. sharings.


For games i would suggest the Unity engine. A game developed with unity runs in several plattforms, Android, iPhone and many more. If you want to develop a simple app. I would suggest to use HTML5 and CSS. This way it works on every plattform.
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby Stokes » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:05 pm

iPhone, no variants)
I adore this phone and I really consider it most convenient for all the modern needs of modern people.
My own opinion, don't mean to abuse anyone;)
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby QingLei » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:38 am

Apple prizes elegance and simplicity in the iPhone above all else. That’s a major reason that users can’t upgrade the storage or replace the batteries on their iPhones (it’s possible to get replacement iPhone batteries, but they’re have to be replaced by a skilled repairperson). Android, on the other hand, is open to user customization, meaning that users can change both phones’ memory and battery.

The trade-off is a bit more complexity and a bit less elegance, but that might be worth it compared to running out of memory or needing to pay for a battery replacement equal to a large percentage of the cost of your iPhone.
Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iphone 4S cover are still popular in the market.
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby ChicagoAndy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:58 am

In terms of platforms from a developer/mobile advertiser position, I would have to say that there really is no comparison between iOS and Android. iOS 6 doesn't excite me in the least. What does it REALLY offer through iPhone 5 that is advanced over Android? Nothing. And let's talking monetizing ads for a moment. How did iAd work out for everyone? Now lets talk about Android mobile ad networks like Airpush. Their new sdk ( http://bit.ly/NyV3FJ ) alone is going to do more for mobile advertising than iOS 6.
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Re: Android or iPhone

Postby John Farrell » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:44 am

Yes, you should select android application instead of iPhone application. Android apps are many more users than iPhone since android OS supports almost all phone except Apple... lol :lol:
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