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(Newcomer) Need advice on which programming language should I use to develop iOS app.
Hi there. I'm a newcomer here and this is my first post on this forum. Nice to meet all you guys.
Let me introduce myself. I'm a graphic / web designer with a degree in Communication Arts (Computer Graphics). I know HTML, CSS, and actionscript 2, which I've learnt all by myself. I have never been trained properly in programming.
Lately I've joined this IT company that provide business application, as a web / graphic designer. My first job is to create their company's website, designing icons for their application, etc. which I have finished without any problem. However, they now ask me to develop an iPad application that would synchronize with their original desktop software, and show business reports retrieved from a remote database. Basically an app that let a business owner or people in management check in company's statistics, approve important documents on iPad, etc.
Apart from designing the user interface (which I have finished already), It's a bit (if not a lot) out of my area of expertise, to design and code an application from scratch, all by myself. Honestly, I don't even know where to start. Though feel quite intimidated and stressed, I wouldn't mind learning new things, so I've been researching a lot about how to develop an iOS application.
It seems that the best way to develop an app is to go native. But I'm not very sure if I can tackle objective-C by myself, since I don't even have programming background to begin with.
There are also quite a few alternatives, such as using web standard to create iOS app. I'm very interested about this method, since I have a background in website. But I'm still not sure about its capability, and I also heard that the apps created this way have slower performance.
The other way is to use Adobe Flash. I know how to use Flash, but I don't know Actionscript 3. I have tried to learn it, but it seems quite complicated and so different from AS2.
I want to ask you guys for opinion which method should I use to create an iPad app based on my background. The logical way seems to be using web standard, but I also want to give the best to the company by developing native, despite my lack of knowledge in objective-c (which, I guess, is not a very smart move).
I know I may sound like an idiot, but I really don't know where else to ask. Thank you in advance for any answers and advices from you guys. Any comment is appreciated. Thanks
Edit : My employer also wants the app to work not only on iOS devices, but also on Android devices and others.