Help me choose a framework for my mobile app
January 14, 2013 9:55 AM Subscribe
I want to build a mobile application (iOS + Android) that communicates with a server. It'll be a fairly simple application - fill out a form or two on the mobile device and post it, along with a photo and geolocation info, to a server. My background is in Java/J2EE and I'm looking to branch out into more modern technology. What frameworks / languages / technologies would you recommend I investigate?
posted by dudeman to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm building this application on a shoestring budget, so it has to be cheap and simple to build, host, and maintain. Eventually there will be a desktop-web-browser interface and possibly a user forum (such as phpBB) but that's not a day 1 requirement.
I'm building this project both for its own sake and as an opportunity to learn more modern technologies. I'm not afraid to try something new. Some technologies I am looking at now:
NoSQL DB (i.e. MongoDB)
FaceBook API integration
I expect that I would expose the interface to the back end as a set of web services, and invoke those services from PhoneGap.
Not sure what, if anything, I need between PhoneGap and the NoSQL DB on the back end?