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Why is it WM-ios has more functions than WM-android

Startbeitrag von CCC2 am 03.11.2015 12:42

Hi,

I find that PC-Soft priority ios over android . I know that WM support for ios came out first before android but WD java support is years before ios . by right , because of this should make android functions more than ios . but in reality WM-ios has more functions than WM-android . why? is it because more people in pc-soft prefer iphone and ipad?

Antworten:

Maybe PCS get commission from the Apple Developer Programme? ;-)

von DarrenF - am 03.11.2015 13:40
Hi CCC2,

Well it is farely simple...
What PCSoft does is build an abstraction layer between their runtime framework and the standard platform API's to get the same result on each of them. If an API is not available on the platform or hard to implement (e.g. dbg functions on Android) PCSoft doesn't provide it... Simple!

As iOS is pretty much C-based with a pretty complete API set, iOS was probably farely easy to map to the PCSoft framework. I guess (but am not sure) Android seems to be more java based (while the PCS runtime is C-based) with a quite different API set which may be harder to implement and to do the mapping with. If you look at Windows Phone support it even gets worse... Whatever Microsoft didn't implement on their Phone platform through native API's isn't covered at all by PCSoft as well which makes it impossible to have a real-life multi-mobile platform application with a single WLanguage code set...

My impression is that the only thing PCSoft really does is create a layer between their own framework and the natively foreseen API's of the different platforms. No way they will try to complete any gaps in that area is my impression... That also explains why despite all the marketing blabla there are no real Mac OSX applications to generate as it would require a complete API integration with COCOA as the OSX layer on top of OpenBSD Linux. Their Mac OSX marketing stuff is limited to Java applications having in fact nothing to do with the OSX operating system as such.

Just my 2 cents,

Peter H.

von Peter Holemans - am 03.11.2015 15:19
As far as Mobile development for Android goes I feel PCSoft should have adopted the Native Compile root instead of the Java route.

It would have been easier for them to implement this for Android then going for Java.

In fact it would have been easier for them to maintain and develop both Android and iOS features hand in hand.

My 2 cents.

von Yogi Yang - am 05.11.2015 04:44
Hi

considering that generating a JAVA app was already an option before android came out, it was clearly easier for them to reuse that than to create a whole newt set of translations.

As for the claimed predominance of IOS over android, I have run accross functions available in android that were not available in IOS... So I doubt it is as one sided as described here.

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 05.11.2015 12:46
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Fabrice Harari
Hi

considering that generating a JAVA app was already an option before android came out, it was clearly easier for them to reuse that than to create a whole newt set of translations.

As for the claimed predominance of IOS over android, I have run accross functions available in android that were not available in IOS... So I doubt it is as one sided as described here.

Best regards


the easiest way to see the different is to look at the brochure .

von CCC2 - am 05.11.2015 22:48
I also wonder if it because Windev is mainly aimed at inhouse or independent software developers, for making custom/corporate/enterprise software?

iOS have much better support for corporate users, so this may be the reason that PCSoft have concentrated on that side of things. Ditto their earlier support of Palm OS and support for Windows mobile. 'Android for Business' may change things. I'm not sure how many Android developers who sell on Play Store are using Windev - anyone know?

von Peter Muckle - am 06.11.2015 07:47
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