[Mono-dev] Portable phone apps

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Mon Feb 22 16:48:49 EST 2010

On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 08:30 +0000, James Mansion wrote:
> Is it really going to be that case that the ONLY way to
> write a mobile phone app once so that it can run on
> Winphone 7 and iPhone and Linux mobile and Android,
> will be to use mono/silverlight for the non-MS platforms?

Looks like it, but we should caution that this will NOT be Java™ "write
once, run anywhere" -- not by a long shot.

It will instead be "write the core once, write the UI once for each
target platform," as (currently) the UI layers are platform specific
(Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 Series, MonoTouch for iPhone, and
MonoDroid for Android [0]).

I hope you fully understand the MVC pattern. :-)

 - Jon

[0] Name subject to change w/o notice, I'm sure.

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