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Old 04-24-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Android app development is mostly done in the Java language.
If there is a way to use C, are there any drawbacks?

What do you need on a Windows 7 computer if you're going to make Android phone apps?
I'm pretty sure you need the Android SDK and a program like Eclipse.

Isn't there a simple way of making small Android apps without writing code? It would be the equivalent of making web pages using Dreamweaver.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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There's been a lot of discussion of using C or C++ and there's no reason that you cannot. Someone would just need to create a compiler that converts the C code to Dalvik byte code. At the moment, it does not exist and you are stuck with Java.

Installing the Android SDK + Eclipse IDE is a piece of cake and the instruction can be found here: Setting Up the ADT Bundle | Android Developers

If you know how to make web applications/web sites... you can use those skills to make Android apps. Start here: Apache Cordova and here: PhoneGap | Home

The Facebook app used Cordova. Find out who else did here: Who Uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova? | ANDREW TRICE
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:36 AM
 
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Hey, Generally Android apps are created in Java language but as per the C concern i like to say you can simply create some program that support on Android.
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