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Bob Scott
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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!
 
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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"

 
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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?
 
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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?
 
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