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Getting started writing a phone app

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I would like to write a phone app that draws information from a mysql database.  It seems like I have two options:  

App Builder Websites:
Sites like Mobincube or TheAppBuilder seems to offer a quick way to build web apps.  What are the drawbacks of these products?  

Write the code myself:
I've been writing php for 10+ years.  Can I write the app in php and intergrate the code into the development tools for iOS, Droid, Windows, etc?  To clarify... I do understand that I'll need to get ahold of a Mac and download their development tools.  I'm assuming Droid and Windows both have similar development tools.  Can I mostly use the same php code for the basis of the programs and just copy paste?
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If you wish to write native code for android you are going to have to use Eclipse sdk with the adt addon

http://developer.android.com/tools/sdk/eclipse-adt.html

Good tutorial
http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=6

If you are a php developer, you could be better off setting up a secure server that does what you want and access if from your mobile web browser.

I have never used theappbuilder or phonegap so I have no idea how good or bad they are, but I taught myself android with the above tutorial and that is the way I would write an app.

Php is a sever side script, android is a java based compiled language. I have never been able to overlap one over the other.
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