Avatar of dwcronin
dwcronin
Flag for United States of America asked on

writing computer programs for telephones

I don't know anything about writing programs for cell phones. What language should I use? If I write a program, where should it be stored?  Basically, I think I need a dummies book for writing this type of program.  On top of all this, I have an older phone that will only run Java  programs, but it is not a "smart phone".
.NET ProgrammingJavaWindows Phone

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
dwcronin

8/22/2022 - Mon
SOLUTION
Paul MacDonald

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
dwcronin

ASKER
The operating system that I use, will either be linux or Windows. I didn't realize that the choice was based on the computer that it was written on. what is iOS?
SOLUTION
Kyle Abrahams

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
dwcronin

ASKER
Thanks!  Where does the program get stored? I want to do something simple, just like print my name to the screen to show I've actually used my program.
sno0401

do you mean you are writing programs for your old cell phone that only runs java programs? in that case the java that those programs use is java ME
http://java.com/en/download/faq/whatis_j2me.xml
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javame/index.html

I have never programmed anything with Java ME, but with all things Java there is plenty of tutorials and documentation out there.
Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!
Walt Forbes
Paul MacDonald

"I didn't realize that the choice was based on the computer that it was written on."
I meant the operating system of the phone itself.  

Here's information on developing for iOS:
https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action

Here's information on developing for Android:
http://developer.android.com/guide/index.html

Here's information on developing for Windows Phone 7:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff402531(v=vs.92).aspx


"Where does the program get stored?"
On the phone itself, for a local application.
dwcronin

ASKER
here are the details that I have:
1.) My cell phone is a Motorola razr
2.) I run Windows 7, and I also run Linux
3.) I do not have an Apple computer
4.) I want to write something simple: "hello world" just to see if I can get the program on my phone
5.) I would be willing to pay for a "smart phone" but I am afraid of paying for an expensive service plan.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Log in to continue reading
Log In
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
dwcronin

ASKER
shoot!  I'll try the visual studio thing thanks.  I dd actually buy VS.  I'll read the website and their help.
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.