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    Hi, first I post it here because I am not sure what forum topic this question is applicable. My question is, Is Java supported by IPad2?
    Anyone here have tried to run application (written in java) in Ipad?

    I research, and have some answer but the thread is a bit old and the Ipad they were refering was the first generation.

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    Default Re: Java on Ipad2

    IPad applications require apple's own development software (xcode), and code must be written in objective-c, c++, and c. So no (unless you hack the ipad itself which is not recommended) as far as I know java is currently not supported.

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    Thanks for the answer. Can I ask why java is not supported in IPads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mine0926 View Post
    Thanks for the answer. Can I ask why java is not supported in IPads?
    Sure you can ask. The bigger question is, can you get a non-speculative answer (probably not). Here's mine: Apple tightly controls the deployment of applications onto their portable devices, and they do in a great many ways (this includes controlling what language developers must use). Controlling the deployment lets them control a great many things, from what gets deployed right up to the profits obtained. Like it or not its a business model that has worked extremely well for them, and I don't see it going away anytime soon.
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    Default Re: Java on Ipad2

    Thanks for the answer. I really appreciated it.
    Had some search on google and found out that blackberry Paybook supports Java and other things that IPad and other tablets has no support.

    Is there any tablet, aside from blackberry Playbook, that support Java?

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    Default Re: Java on Ipad2

    Anything Android should support Android's version of Java. I suppose that means that Kindle's new KindleFire will support this. I also have heard the PlayBook's future looks dismal. Your other option is to learn Objective C. You're obviously a clever coder, so learning this should be pretty easy for you.

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    Default Re: Java on Ipad2

    Thanks. I will give time on learning Android and C++ and set aside (for a while) learning on Java2D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mine0926 View Post
    Thanks. I will give time on learning Android and C++ and set aside (for a while) learning on Java2D.
    I hope you're not confusing C++ with Objective-C. You do know that they are two different beasts, right?

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    My 2 cents: There are frameworks (i think they start to emerge recently) which compiles GWT code to native or HTML5 app (i am not sure, i did not look at them in detail) on Android, iPhone etc. There are also libraries (supporting them) to call native functions (e.g. sensor reading).
    These are discussed at GWT email list recently but i did not note links of them. I think they look promising. You can try searching GWT list archive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fubarable View Post
    I hope you're not confusing C++ with Objective-C. You do know that they are two different beasts, right?
    Thanks for informing me. I was in C++ tutorial, will find good site for Objective-C.
    Again Thank you.

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    Default Re: Java on Ipad2

    Thank you, I added it to my list. :)

    I really appreciated your replies. :)

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    Default Re: Java on Ipad2

    For what its worth, C++ and Objective-C can be combined. I have apps written almost exclusively in C/C++, using only Objective-C for the UI. Mind you these are desktop apps for the mac - while its been a while since I've played with IPhone/IPad apps I believe the same holds true for these platforms as well. It would be worth looking into before locking all your code up into Objective-C

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    Default Re: Java on Ipad2

    @doWhile - thanks for that information. So C++ can be a "library" in Objective-C, then I can use Objective-C to created UI Application. Maybe I should learn the basics of both language first, then I will try to do what you have told.

    Thanks again, :)

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