Win a copy of Cross-Platform Desktop Applications: Using Node, Electron, and NW.js this week in the JavaScript forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Android/Other Platforms/Java  RSS feed

 
Helana Neumann
Greenhorn
Posts: 20
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello!

How does the Android platform differ from other mobile application platforms? What are the best things about it? What are the worst? Also, do I need to know Java in order to program in Android?

Thank you.

Best,
Helana Neumann
 
Frank Ableson
Author
Greenhorn
Posts: 20
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A comfort level with Java is important to get the most out of Android -- absolutely.

Android is the kind of operating system you would design if you had the choice yourself. It is largely open and very extensible. It is available in all shapes and sizes and will continue to find its way into devices beyond mobile phones.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!