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Steps for starting a mobile app on android using wamp server

May 4, 2016 12:02AM PDT

Hello,
I am new to mobile app development but i would like to benefit from your experience in this field. I want to do a simple mobile application where one phone sends a notification to another phone based on security number. I asked someone and he told me to use php but I don't know how to start. I mean I don't know what to search for at the beginning to start. I really appreciate it if someone can help.

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Re: WAMP
May 4, 2016 12:31AM PDT

This is a 2-part project.
1. Write the app. Either in native Android/iOS/Windows language, a HTML5-app in a wrapper or a generic tool that generates working apps for the different phone OS'es.
2. Write the backend that runs on your server. Using PHP is an option, but there are others. A database might be essential, although that's not clear to me from your very short requirements list.

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PHP and Mobile Apps
May 5, 2016 9:54AM PDT

Okay, I am sorry I didn't have the full idea. But now I have the idea in mind. I need to do a web application that communicate with a mobile application.
So please tell me if I'm wrong:
1- I need to do programming on php in which I can create database tables in mysql and scripts (like sending notifications to the mobile app) in php
2- I need to do a website
3- I need to do programming on the mobile app (android sdk)
Well, are the requirements clear now?
I am a beginner but I have an idea and I would like to implement it alone ...
I just want from you to give me brief steps in order to look them up on google and start programming...
I appreciate your help!!

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That's a start.
May 5, 2016 10:08AM PDT

You may want more folk on your team. It's a lot to soak up for the WAMP and the Android Developer Studio (no one I know uses only the SDK!) So you have your basic design and now the learning begins.

Since you have a raft of technologies and languages to master, I hope you have prior developments done as this would be quite a lot to learn for a first app and web server system.

I'm running into new to this folk that think it's just a matter of doing the right Google search.

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Re: apps
May 5, 2016 11:53AM PDT

- Those aren't called "requirements". Requirements are about what the program should DO. The 3 points you mention are about the HOW. That's architecture or technical implementation.
- You don't need PHP to create a database in MySQL.
- Probably there's no need for a website with a GUI for your users. Just as there is no need for the 500 million users of whatsapp to visit whatsapp.com. All you need is a database server that can be accessed from the app and possibly an application server; let's call it a webserver, as Bob does.

A team of third year IT-students might be able to make a functioning prototype.

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