Operating systems and applications go places.
With smart phones overtaking the desktop and laptop culture, it is feared that this will be replaced by these smart phones. Smart phones alone are not the key to the success it has attained. The applications designed for them are the major factor that has led to this revolution. It is a known fact that there are three top companies competing against each other to reach the peak. Any software that is being developed has a special software development kit (SDK) which has the basic software and plug-in to create the application. Both Apple and Samsung use similar operating systems under different names, that is, iOS and Android respectively. These operating systems play an important role in the creation of any application.
Iphone development keeps upgrading with the upgrade in the operating system. Both professionals and amateurs have the liberty of exhibiting the developer in them. Apple development site is the best place for Iphone developers. The tools required for developing an application are readily available in the site. The user can sign up and download the necessary tools need for the application. Also, the Iphone developer has the privilege to join developer forums and can interact with the experts in the field. One such top rated forum is the Iphone Development SDK Forum, where starters from the field can post queries and the experts from the industry clears the doubts posed. Along with this, the forum also features top tools that are used for Iphone development. This aspect is time-saving for the starters. The SDK forum looks for class developers here and showcases their skills when needed.
Android development which is created by Google is written with Java, which is one of the most used languages for application development. Android is not just an operating system but a software stack that does not require expensive hardware or software for the application. The basic needs for Android development are the Eclipse, Android SDK and ADT plug-in. Also, with the code available in web, the android developer has various options to create his own application. It is to be noted that Android is not only available in Samsung but also widely used in other mobiles such as LG, Motorola and HTC. The efficiency and quality of the Android developer drastically increases as the technology and the access to different tools increases. Both professionals and starters follow the simple procedure of designing, production, testing, format changing and coding. The added advantage of the Android development is that it can also be used in DVR and MP3.
Game your way through with Android and iOS.
As we all know, Android and iOS are competing against each other for various reasons, while Windows sails in a different path. Both Android and iOS are coming up with new technologies that can be incorporated in the mobile handsets so that it can provide a vast smart phone experience. Also, gaming in these two operating systems takes the user to a different level. With increase in the technological advancement, Android and Iphone developers are working head to head to bring out new features in every new edition of the software. It is to be noted that iOS has already created a separate place for its customers; Android is trying to cope up with the class of iOS.
There are ample numbers of forums and other platforms for professionals and starters to bring out the Iphone developer in them. Few of them are Cocos 2D, Shiva 3D, Adwhirl and Appviz. Cocos 2D is a two-dimensional gaming platform which is free to use for budding Iphone game developers. The developers need to be strong in programming languages to use this software in an effective manner. It uses C, C++, HTML-5, and Java to create the gaming application which offers the basic needs. This software possesses built in simulation libraries along with Box 2D and Chipmunk which are used in many games featured in the iPhone.
Similar to Cocos 2D, Shiva 3D is effectively used for 3D iPhone games. Shiva 3D when compared to other 3D commercial engines, charges a lower fee. The main drawback in this software is that the developer needs to download parallels used for the game development from Windows. Otherwise, Shiva 3D is an excellent platform for 3D development games. Some of the applications developed using these types of gaming engines are Cube, Armado lite, Rhino ball and a few others.
Android is extremely user-friendly when compared to Apple’s operating system. It is also known that a path breaking innovation is about to be brought in by the Android developers by incorporating Flash involved games into their Operating system. This is a complete boost for the avid gamers. There are four different approaches which are to be taken by the developers according to their needs. Each approach involves coding that is to be changes or maintained without changes throughout the entire program. The developer needs to keep in mind that the application he comes up with must be compatible with the different screen resolutions which isa basic need for ardent gamers.
The main concern in the world of game development is to incorporate different aspects of game such as sound, video and interactivity. The flexibility of the developers is really important so that he can work in any chosen platform.