Android programing  in php

Posted on 2012-08-17
Last Modified: 2012-11-13
Want to know how to start for developing android ,symbian application,"mango"(don't know the correct term) application in php.

I wanted the site /notes which would guide me and if possible what IDE, api i require to purchase which will help me to understand the android programming easily .
I am completely new  for android and on any mobile application.  

Please guide me if possible.
Question by:Insoftservice
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    greetings  insoftservice, I am currently beginning to develop in the Java-Android platform, but your question has me confused about what sort of answer to give to help you. First PHP has little, maybe-nothing to do with android, symbian, iPhone programming, although these mobil devices through their programming, Can use HTTP communication to get web-pages, XML-Data, files (images) and other info from a PHP server, but the PHP code will not have any dependence on other programming languages.
    Android is a Google creation, here is a link to their Android development information -

    you can get the Android SDK at -

    Probally the most used Android-Java programming interface is  Eclipse, this is what I use on a Linux platform, look at it here -

    Symbian and iPhone apps are a different thing with a different programming language and IDE.

    Make no mistake, android programming is a "simplified" programming set-up, but it is NOT as easy as PHP to learn, and you will need to learn Java language syntax and classes before you even start any android SDK learning.

    What are you mainly asking for an answer here?
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    thx for ur comments.
    As i told u i am simply unaware of mobile application. I have exp in java too so i don't think i would have any issue with it . Please do let me know if how could i start creating a small programming  like "hello world" in android. Any site which is having some small programs and the way to execute it  will also do .

    Thx again for ur comment
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    OK, you ask = "how could i start creating a small programming  like "hello world" in android"

    First you will need the whole JAVA thing installed and working in your OS, Next you will need to setup the  Eclipse  IDE , which is somewhat puzzling, because it is for JAVA (no android), , ,  and -> it also is possible to download and initialize the Android extension of Eclipse, which also posses some "Questions" about which versions of Droid to install the working (testing) environment for.  I had to spend more than a week just figuring out the Eclipse interface and adjust the setting for code display to suit me, and this just for JAVA (no droid) to see the options and debug capacity.
    Eclipse come with several DROID beginner tutorial code selections, that show what the XML is for, and what the MAIN entry point function does, there is a "Hello World" beginners code tutorial already in Eclipse with droid.
    There are now literally thousands of beginning Android App programming tutorial Web-Sites, most implement through the  Eclipse  interface. I have given you the addy for the GOOGLE developer guide, AND the SDK, if you spend a week reading and studying the pages of the android development guide, you will undoublabally be able to do a hello world type of app.

    I just do not have the time or motivation to give you instruction about how to do a hello world app, there are many things about droid programming that is NOT code, as to understanding the several many divisions for code and resource relationships and "Events". AS I said the Eclipse and "google android developer guide" have things to read and do to get you started, , , , , I am not at my Linux box now, so I can not look at the places I downloded or looked at for beginniners work in eclipse, java and droid.

    By the by, there is a special ZONE here at EE for droid at
    you should post a question there about droid beginner tutorials, AFTER to install and set up Eclipse, and look at that IDE, your question may have more relevance if you know a little about what you ask about.
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    by:Ray Paseur
    Most handheld devices have web browsers.  You might just put up a web site with "Hello World" and use your iPhone and/or Android to visit the site ;-)
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