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I would like to make a simple Android App.I am aware Java

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I would like to make a simple Android App.I am aware Java is the main language used when coding these apps but as it is something so simple I was wondering if there is any drag and drop software like Visual Studios but specifically for apps.I am a confident coder in VB, C#, html, php, css and python however my java knowledge is scarce. Is there anything you could recommend?Thanks in advance.
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Expert:  chrisaw replied 6 months ago.
Hi Rhyse, There are a few different approaches to developing for Android - one of which is writing native apps in the way Google originally intended - more information and a good guide on getting started can be found on lifehacker at: http://lifehacker.com/i-want-to-write-android-apps-where-do-i-start-1643818268 As for "app builders" or WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) app builders - there are a fair few out there on the market and it would be tricky to recommend one over the others without knowing a little bit more about what you want your app to do once it's working. However, a good place to start would be: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2901514/mobile-development/review-7-excellent-mobile-app-builders.html If you're looking for a more template-based system you may want to take a look at: http://ibuildapp.com/ I hope this answers your question and feel free to get back to me if you have any further questions. Best of luck with your app! Christopher
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It's quite community based app that would send push notifications about upcoming events as well as have a host of articles on the actual app etc.Preferably I'd like it to be white label with no branding. It's not for profit.As well, it must be able to connect to my sql server.Does this help narrow the search?Rhyse
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Expert:  Steve replied 6 months ago.
Hi there, my name is ***** ***** build a cross-platform app for Android, iOS and Windows (.NET) with Visual Studio 2015 and Xamarin. Xamarin provides C# ***** that expose the native functionality of Android, iOS and Windows. It also provides a UI toolkit so you can create one UI.With a single code base, you can write for Android, iOS and Windows using C# ***** the .NET framework or HTML and JavaScript. You can also build an app that runs on Android and Windows using C++. If you want to create a game, you can install the Unity tools for Visual Studio and use the Unity game engine to create it.I hope this was what you were looking for. If it is, can you please accept the answer and rate me accordingly? If it's not, please tell me what's missing and I'll get the right answer for you. Thanks and have a great day!
Expert:  Steve replied 6 months ago.
Hey there, I was just following up to see if you checked out Xamarin and whether that will work for you? Please let me know what you've decided to do when you get a chance. Thanks!

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