Crossplatform development project

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by DustinT, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    First, I'm sorry this is in the wrong forum. I looked around a bit and couldn't find anything directly related and guess the Mac Pro forum would be a good place to start. If this thread needs to be moved thats just fine.

    I'm about to jump on the bandwagon and start a development project. What I'm looking for is a simple development platform that will help me to simply develop the project and use it on as a web application, iphone and android app, and ideally to have a desktop version for pc and mac. File storage would be through Amazon.

    I'm willing to tackle a project but I think its best to start with the right tools. Any tips?
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Are you looking for a recommendation on a computer for your needs or software tools (or both)? :confused:
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    on the Western Slopes, with E. A. Poe
    I think it's best if you explain where you're coming from, so we have a context for deciding what the right tools might be.

    1. Describe your skills and resources, such as what programming languages you know, what kind of programs you've written, what computer you intend to develop on, etc.

    2. Describe exactly what you mean by "a simple development platform".
    The simplest development platform would probably be the 'make' command and a capable text editor. If you don't know what 'make' is, then that's probably not viable, hence the need for us to know what you mean by "simple".

    Perhaps one of the following will be what you're looking for:

    PhoneGap - build apps in HTML + JS

    An example iPad app made using PhoneGap

    QuickConnect - similar to PhoneGap

    Sencha - HTML5, Javascript, CSS

    An example of HTML5 "offline" iPhone app:

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