What is the best development platform for Mobile Devices and Windows?
The company I work for is venturing into developing their own software for hand held devices. The devices are from Intermec and have Windows Mobile on it. I would like to try and find a development platform that allows for developing apps for the Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows CE.Net, and Windows XP/7.
Can anyone give me some pointers on this research? A friend of mine told me that Android and Blackberry use Java; so Eclipse is a possibility, but from what I have seen Windows Mobile devices pretty much require Visual Studio Dev Platform.
Can anyone shed some light on this subject? I need an answer this week if possible. Also, if anyone responds, can you give me some reasons you are using that platform? I know this is subjective; but it would help me figure out what to research instead of the ton of stuff I found on Google.
You can use Eclipse for these.
For iPhone you have to have Mac with Intel CPU, there is no other alternative (unless you count some offers that take your preudo-code and actually compile it for iPhone).
MS Visual Studio would be OK for WinMo, WinCE, all Windows desktop development - first 2 require Standard edition at least.
Java (J2ME) would work on WinMo (and eg GMail for WinMo is implemented in J2ME), but for me personally it's not that convenient.
I'm sure you'll get here much more feedback :)