Project Codename One Brings Java Tools for the Creation of Native Apps for Multiple Platforms

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  • 31 Jan 2013
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  • The most common issue developers encounter when creating apps deciding for which platform it is more profitable to develop. While we know most choose iOS and after a while release their apps on Android and so on, it would be more profitable to create apps for multiple platforms at once.


    Codename One is the name of the project that aims at providing developers with the tools to create apps in Java native code for multiple platforms at once. Vesion 1.0 has been released to allow developers to create apps with the use of highly convenient tools that integrate with the IDE Plugin to provide seamless UI construction. The tools are provided through the Codename One Designer interface to work with through the drag and drop method and feature live preview of changes within the tool interface. Other features include a GUI Builder featuring layout managers to arrange components in locations intelligently and Theme Creator that allows customizing themes for the Codename One platform.


    The Codename Project is available for developers in multiple forms. The pro/enterprise subscribers are provided with the training interface to get quickly adjusted to using the provided tools. For developers to get started they must install the development environment of their choice (IDE), either NetBeans or Eclipse and the associated Codename One plugin for Eclipse/NetBeans. The basic tutorial for installing the kit is provided in the form of a video that you can watch by accessing the source link.

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    • Jacob Russell

      It is true that mostly developers create applications of iOS than later release the same for Android, i am sure Codename One will be very helpful for them to create apps for multiple platforms at once.

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