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    guys i'm really interested in learning programming properly to make apps but im rather stuck in that i cant choose between apple(which i'd prefer) and android.

    i'm more familiar with apple and i feel theres less competition but i DONT have a mac..which is basically the main thing holding me back.
    Whereas android is almost completely free but more difficult to be successful at.

    seeing as which ever one i choose will involve a great deal of work..any advise? i dont wanna make wrong decision!

    Thanks
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    If your aim is to learn programming, then I don't think it particularly matters. Most of the skills you learn from one would apply to the other.
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    Like you said, you'll need a Mac AND a development license (I think) to make iOS apps. If I was you, I'd go for Android and see how things turn out. If it all goes well then you should consider forking out for iOS necessities.
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    (Original post by ThatGuyPsy)
    Like you said, you'll need a Mac AND a development license (I think) to make iOS apps. If I was you, I'd go for Android and see how things turn out. If it all goes well then you should consider forking out for iOS necessities.
    ^^^this^^^

    And I say that as an unashamed apple fan
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    ^^^this^^^

    And I say that as an unashamed apple fan
    Ok cool, i might have gone for apple if you thought it was really worth it but it seems its the safer bet with android.thanks. Let the java programming begin!
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    The first app you write is not going to achieve widespread adoption. Go with Android - it's free and doesn't require anything proprietary.
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    Or you could learn to make web based software and a framework budler such as PhoneGap to make native apps. iOS is renowned for apps but you could just pick up an iPod Touch at a later date or even just use software simulators.
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    I'm not sure if this is relevant but today I used Latitude, which I think is android, to let someone know where I was so they could pick me up by car. It told them I was 10 miles north from where I was :indiff:
 
 
 
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