how to generate text and pictures fror smartphone
Thread poster: Madeleine Chevassus

Madeleine Chevassus  Identity Verified
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Mar 23, 2014

Hello

How to generate files for IOS apps and for Android apps?

I am looking for a (free) tool which would accept the input once and generate two (or more) separate types of apps? What are the formats?

any doc on the subject?

(I knew SPIP, a content management tool which generated HTML / web sites but
the last doct is dated 2004. So normally it doesn't generate app.

Thanks a lot

Madeleine


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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What? Mar 23, 2014

Your posting is very unclear. What kind of files do you want to generate? What for?

 

Madeleine Chevassus  Identity Verified
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answer to Esperantisto Mar 23, 2014

I would like to know if it is possible to generate both IOS apps and Android apps via a single tool (if any)

 

Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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... Mar 23, 2014

What do you mean by "generate ... apps" ?
Run? Launch? Maker screenshots?


 

Madeleine Chevassus  Identity Verified
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answer to Sergeï Mar 23, 2014

I mean develop a launchable application via a generator

This generator would be smart enough to generate both IOS app and Android app.

I don't know if it exists / if it is feasible.


 

Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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I think... Mar 23, 2014

... this forum is more about TRANSLATION, not developing apps and programming. )

 

Rolf Keller
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Apps are not just clickable pictures Mar 23, 2014

Madeleine Chevassus wrote:

I mean develop a launchable application via a generator

This generator would be smart enough to generate both IOS app and Android app

Just google for "app builder", "app generator", or "app maker".

I don't know if it exists / if it is feasible.


Yes and yes: http://www.appsme.com/

BUT such apps are no real apps, they are just web pages for small screens.

"App" is just slang in the smartphone world. Actually it means "application", i. e. a piece of software. Software is written by programmers using a programming language. Are you familiar with a programing language and its use? On principle there is no difference between an app and a PC software; actually it may be easier to write a PC application than a smartphone app.


 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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What does this app do? Mar 23, 2014

I think you are a bit confused on what an app is. What does your app do? IF you want to create an appp you have to be able to code, by the very nature of your question its clear you don't know how to code, so what exactly is it you want this app to do?

 

Madeleine Chevassus  Identity Verified
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@ Alex Mar 23, 2014

I know what app(lication) is , but I am more familiar with applications which are on PC / Unix.

I don't know the characteristics of smartphone apps.

The app's purpose would be to teach foreign languages (not a dictionary). Mainly dialog with some pictures.

I just investigate for a friend who is specialist of language teaching and I don't intend at all to write the code myself.

So I would like to understand also if an IOS app and the equivalent Android app are technically 100% different,

or (smarter) is there a generator running on PC which could (for a given logical smartphone application, for instance teaching French to German students) generate both IOS app and Android app in order not to code twice the same fuctional app. (code once, execute many)

The goal is also to have only one higher level sthg to support.

Thanks if you have some ideas on the subject. Until now I didn't find anything on wikipedia / google.

Madeleine


 

Madeleine Chevassus  Identity Verified
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@Rolf Mar 23, 2014

thank you,

I looked at appsme, it looks very interesting:


"Works On Every Phone

Your app will work seamlessly on any smartphone. This includes dedicated apps for iPhone and Android and beautiful optimised mobile websites for all other smartphones. So there is no need to worry about what type of phone your customers are using - we've done all the worrying for you."

I'll look at that more in depth

Thanks

Madeleine


 

Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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Android Mar 23, 2014

I've been playing with app development for Android phones for a little while now for one of my side projects. To put it simply, it's kind of complicated. There are some tools that allow you to build very simple apps or mobile webpages that are usually universal. If you want anything more complicated, you typically need to find a developer and have them build it, unless you already posses the skills and software to do it.

A friend of mine quoted me $5,000 for my little project, and that was with "buddy discount". I ended up making a mobile website with Adobe Fireworks and Dreamweaver that simulates what I wanted to do with the app. It's pretty cool, but it took almost a year for me to learn enough to make a demo version of my "app".

It depends on what you want the app to do and how you want it to work.

Fireworks costs $150, Dreamweaver runs for about $250. I have the Adobe Web and Design Premium CS6 suite which costs about $900.


 

Madeleine Chevassus  Identity Verified
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thank you all! Mar 24, 2014

Thanks for all your information, thank for your patience (I am a newbee in smartphones but not in IT);

I will investigate on simple app builders. (can they develop complex enough apps) or if code is necessary for that type of processing.

I also need to figure out what to do with linguistic data (big) and student's statistics.

Triston & Gaby's advice with cost estimates will be very usefull.
My friend will have elements for go/nogo

Thanks again

Madeleineicon_smile.gif


 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Try any of these Mar 24, 2014

http://mobile.conduit.com/
http://www.infinitemonkeys.mobi/
http://www.apps-builder.com/en/home
http://www.buzztouch.com/


 


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