What programming is used to make an application?

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by DynaBass139, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. DynaBass139

    DynaBass139 Member
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    Java or C++

    Just getting a little confused on what they actually say in their getting started guide. Pretty new to proramming but I want to see what I can do and just mess around with some stuff.
     

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  2. Awesome

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    I'm pretty sure it's Java.
     
  3. ohzopants

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    Neither, really.

    Android itself (the whole OS) is written in Java, but applications for it are written in Android's own little language.

    If you're just getting into programming learning some basic C++ or Java would not hurt at all since most of the concepts are essentially the same, and you can probably find better learning ressources for those.
     
  4. Its written Java yes, but I thought apps were integrated with Eclipse..
     
  5. ppcinfo

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    The only language you can use for creating Android apps is Java. Using C or C++ is currently not an option. Google has a plugin for the Eclipse IDE to help with the Android development process.

    So if you're a Java developer, you have a leg-up on the C++ programmers for creating Android Apps. :)

    ppcinfo
     
  6. drustvold

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    You still write apps in "java", but they've added a bunch of android and phone stuff to it to make it easy.
     
  7. Durf

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    JAVA....
    Go to code.google.com and get the SDK. Then get Eclipse.
    You need to install the Android SDK in Eclipse (the IDE). Then you can begin.
    You need to know Java, Not C++. I also come from a C and C++ world, never learned Java, and it is a little confusing, but not hard at all, to figure out.
     

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