[Chicago] Suggestions/Advice?

Chad Glendenin chad at glendenin.com
Tue Aug 28 17:04:32 CEST 2012

I've found that PhoneGap works well with the camera. Also, Sencha Touch 
has some wrapper functions to access native features 

Tathagata Dasgupta wrote:
> 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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