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6 Top Programming Languages For Mobile Development

The language you choose for mobile development can be the difference between great success and tremendous frustration. There are options -- but only if you know which path you're on.
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Which To Choose?
So which language is the 'best' for mobile development? As with so many other topics in the software development world, the best answer is 'it depends.' If you want to do native development on iOS, your hand is forced. If you want to build an app with a browser front-end, have rich media as part of the experience, and would like to have your app relatively future-proofed, then there's only one real choice. For everything else, you'll have to look at the experience in your staff, the needs of your users, and the budget for the project.
People tend to be invested in languages and systems. Which would you choose? Where have you made your mobile development investment? I'd love to hear what you have to say.
(Image: habergibitv via Pixabay)

Which To Choose?

So which language is the "best" for mobile development? As with so many other topics in the software development world, the best answer is "it depends." If you want to do native development on iOS, your hand is forced. If you want to build an app with a browser front-end, have rich media as part of the experience, and would like to have your app relatively future-proofed, then there's only one real choice. For everything else, you'll have to look at the experience in your staff, the needs of your users, and the budget for the project.

People tend to be invested in languages and systems. Which would you choose? Where have you made your mobile development investment? I'd love to hear what you have to say.

(Image: habergibitv via Pixabay)

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baller188
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3/14/2017 | 7:15:47 AM
App Developer
I prefer php and javascript. I'm starting to leanr html5 as i believe its the future 
DindayalG236
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DindayalG236,
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1/17/2017 | 1:17:40 AM
Re: C Language is still the best cross platform language
Agree SKDEV you raised a key concern that plagues today's businesses and consumers. The security of an application should not be compromised, particularly while building a shopping, banking or similar apps where users are required to share their sensitive personal and financial information. (Dindayal Gupta, rootinfosol.com)
SarojK757
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SarojK757,
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1/4/2017 | 2:09:52 AM
I love these iOS Mobile App development tools
1. Xcode 8.2
2. Swift 3
3. Core Data
4. Cocoapod
5. Alamofire

Marcus Miller
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Marcus Miller,
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12/15/2016 | 4:48:20 AM
Preferred languages
As always HTML5 and Java are top choices for developing anything on the internet. Depending upon the client requirements we also at Enterprise Monkey, prefer these languages.  

Marcus Miller// [email protected] Enterprisemonkey
SarojK757
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12/13/2016 | 7:06:49 AM
Re: C Language is still the best cross platform language
Actually I love the iOS Swift programming language. I working in Root Info Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Mobile app development company and I have built many apps using iOS Swift programming language.

Just take a look my build ios mobile app their website.
QML addict
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QML addict,
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12/5/2016 | 8:01:39 AM
QML for cross-platform development
You did not mention a great programming language which is QML.

It is great for cross-platform development and is used by frameworks such as Qt and V-Play.

V-Play is a cross-platform development SDK based on the popular Qt framework. V-Play app and games are created within Qt Creator. V-Play's main language for writing source code is a declarative language called QML together with JavaScript.

 
Amir240
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12/2/2016 | 4:56:00 AM
Re: China market vs google play
Well there are plenty of freelance app developers, which can develop an app for your but google is legit & bit costly. I personally preferred google play store.
IneseP884
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6/1/2016 | 11:37:06 AM
China market vs google play
I've been doing some research on App builders as I am trying to build my startup's first App. I looked through AppInstitute businessapps. co.uk/projects to find out whether is it possible to allow Android users to download our App without having to login into the Google Play Store? Reason why, is we are targeting most of our users are in Mainland China.

Also, which of these services would allow us to create complete HTML5 content (CSS, JS, images) so it can be browsed offline? I'm still thinking, but considering working with Magorasystem magora-systems. com/successful-mobile-app-development/
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1/17/2016 | 10:53:00 PM
apple apple then c......
I hope these won't really be most popular. My dislike for apple is so great it extends to their ilanguages and that just leaves C which is just basic and which I have used so much I would love a change. Luckily despite the information conveyed here I mostly see perl, python, lua and the java food group9jquery, json,script.) Even the occasional app written in basic. Of course most all have had ties to at least one of the c flavors. I predict that the go language will have a spike in use next even if it is not for a long time.
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9/5/2015 | 10:52:31 AM
New great language to build multi platform apps
Have a look at 8th-dev dot com

They have a very nice Forth like language which is very general purpose and can build native apps for most platforms directly on the platform the developer is programming on.

It has very easy GUI definition in a JSON like style.

It is not dependent on the JVM or .NET and generates native code for the target platforms.

The developers are very responsive and can offer solutions for problems within a day.

Also they provide other services using 8th as the development tool.
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