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Hey guys. I'm thinking about designing an app-- a new undertaking for me, cause I only know very basic code. And I was thinking about getting started by looking at the code of an app similar to my design idea. I know some of you guys code, so...
Do you guys know how to view an Android app's source code?
What language(s) do you think are best for programming apps? I'm sure it depends on what one is trying to do -- this app would basically allow consumers to schedule appointments with certain organizations. (Similar to the MindBody fitness app...)
...is this illegal? Thanks!
Android apps and iOS apps are compiled. Which basically means that they're converted down to 1's and 0's. So, unless they published the code, you're not going to be able to view any source code.
As far as languages, Android uses Java, and Apple uses Swift / Objective-C. If you decide to go with iOS use Swift. It's their new shiny language, and it's way nicer to use than Objective-C.
Both ecosystems have an opinionated way of doing things, but Android's is a bit more opinionated. In other words: Apple lets you be a bit more open in your application design, while Android pretty much forces you to pass data around with their Intents / Activity system.
There are some all in one frameworks that let you write for both, but learning native would be the best option, imo.
Personally, I'd pick Android because it's much easier to get apps onto devices. You have to jump through multiple hoops just to get a damn ipad / iphone app on your own device.
Cool. Keep us updated on its progress, maybe.
I just published a simple android app with appinstitute.co.uk without any coding.
They have pre-made templates for functions that you may want and you modify the UI.
I looked at a bunch of them and this was the best price/value one.
Also http://www.goodbarber.com/ is more expensive but looks good.
Yeah, i don't know if my idea will be profitable-- probably not. But I don't want to give too much away on the internet, since anybody could be reading this junk.
- is it a ride sharing service sort of like a taxi but anyone can do it?_niko
- is it a site where you can create a profile, and friends, photos, info, relationship status, and you can "Like" people's stuff?nb
- taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online?nb
Sarah, sorry! hijacking the thread a bit...
Just d/l'd Ionic - started to build out an app in Creator, really really slick, love the interface, but what is the end-game with these guys?... providing the convenience up-front in hopes of the more complex (money-making) apps built on the platform will have to rely on their (potentially spendy) cloud/enterprise services?