Win a copy of The Little Book of Impediments (e-book only) this week in the Agile and Other Processes forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Android Native Programming

 
Bob Scott
Ranch Hand
Posts: 41
Eclipse IDE Java Oracle
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello,
I was reading and came across an author who said that apps written for the Android are the most popular. ie. Sell the most, I guess, maybe downloaded if was free.. I was wondering what is considered the native program language he talks about. Thanks!
 
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 65335
97
IntelliJ IDE Java jQuery Mac Mac OS X
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Native Android apps are developed with Java (and XML).

But bear in mind that "most popular" (assertion suspect) doesn't always equate to "most profitable"

 
Steve Luke
Bartender
Posts: 4181
22
IntelliJ IDE Java Python
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Can you post the details (tell us who said it, and where)? I would be interested in what context he said "apps written for the Android are the most popular": native Android apps versus web apps? Android apps versus iOS/other mobile apps?
 
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 65335
97
IntelliJ IDE Java jQuery Mac Mac OS X
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yeah, that's why I questioned the assertion; not only is the context missing, but the term "most popular" can mean a number of things.

Which is "most popular": a free app that's downloaded hundreds of times but not used? Or an app that's downloaded only a handful of time and used prodigiously?
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic