Sai Geetha started off as a Java Developer and moved on to work as a Solution Architect and an Enterprise Architect. However, as a hobby she continues to don the hats of a Java Developer as well as an Android Developer. She loves to share what she learns with the larger community. In her interest to share her knowledge, she blogs Android tutorials at saigeethamn.blogspot.com and her other technical musings at sageethatechnical.blogspot.com. Sai Geetha is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 18 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Multiple Ways of Programming for Android

09.12.2011
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These seem to be more than one way to program for the Android devices.

The first and the most common way is by using the Software Development Kit (SDK) using Java Syntax. This is what I have been talking about in all the earlier posts and tutorials.

The other 3 interesting ways, I believe, are:
2. Native Development Kit using C / C ++. This I am sure many are aware of and would be using to some extent. This is a little more closer to the OS, not running on top of the virtual Machine.
3. RenderScript using C99 - used to write faster graphics code like the Google Books page turn animation etc.
4. Android Scripting Layer using Python etc.

Interesting options, right?
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Gagan Peter replied on Sat, 2012/04/14 - 4:43am

Adobe AIR is also a way to create Android applications.
btw, not only Android, but for several mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Plackberry Playbook) at one time. :)

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