[Chicago] Suggestions/Advice?

Tathagata Dasgupta tathagatadg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 16:37:18 CEST 2012


How good is phonegap for accessing camera, bluetooth, nfc or other sensors?
[So convenient to ask than RTFM-ing + trying it out ... lazy_me]

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM, JP Bader <jp at zavteq.com> wrote:
> I'll get slammed for saying this, but Adobe AIR can also be compiled
> down to an .apk and run natively on Android.  You could write
> something in AS3 or the Flex Framework (now on Apache 4.8 release) and
> run it there.  It's very accessible and quick to learn, however there
> are a lot of caveats (but that's with any language).
>
> JP
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:06 AM, Kumar McMillan
> <kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I'm about to dive into some android development and could use any advice
>>> or suggestions on a solid primer on java.  I've never written a line of it
>>> and the brief bit of googling I've done has left me overwhelmed on where to
>>> start.  So aside from the obvious ("Don't"), what would you say to a python
>>> programmer about to get into java chipy?
>>>
>>
>> Hey Daniel.
>> You should forget Java and use PhoneGap http://phonegap.com/ The side effect
>> is that you'll also have an iOS app when you're done ;) These proprietary
>> stacks need to die. You might run into issues where you have to go a native
>> route but it's worth a try first to see how far you get.
>>
>> Kumar
>>
>>
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