is a developer phone required to create app?


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  1. south69_dallas

    south69_dallas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    im new to this obviously but i want to learn how to develop an app. I have a rooted g1 for everyday use but before i download the sdk etc is it safe to use my g1 to learn how to develop apps or should i use a 2nd phone or any ideas or suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks
     

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  2. Boogs

    Boogs Well-Known Member

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    Nope, a developer phone is not required. You can use the emulator, which will probably cover about 90% of your required testing tasks. In fact, for easy programs, the emulator will cover all your needs before you publish your application. However when you need that extra 10% of services any old android phone will do - it doesn't even have to be rooted. Just go into the settings menu and turn developement mode in and you're set.
     
  3. disco6stu9

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    I'd add that you should be mindful of what types of apps you want to develop. I worked on an app that used the camera. Everything was great in the emulator and even on a G1, but once I posted to the Market I discovered that it had major issues on the Droid. It took me a while to find someone who would let me debug the app on the Droid itself. After that I always made sure to get some "beta" testers before posting. ;-)
     

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