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Ask HN: Has someone used Ruby/Python for Android/iOS development?
2 points by kung-fu-master 932 days ago | 5 comments



I quite liked the look of RubyMotion http://www.rubymotion.com/developer-center/ for iOs development (as I fancied using Ruby) but I cant say I have tried it - sorry.

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Wasn't Instagram written in Python?

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At Instagram, the backend, API and web applications are built using Python/Django but not mobile applications. They are made with native ios/android technologies.

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Ah, thought so.

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I was really hopeful of kivy [http://kivy.org/], but after playing around with it a little bit, it seemed very foreign to me, even though I program in Python daily. It seems very un-Pythonic, for lack of a better term.

On top of that, it seems to focus more on 3D than 2D, which is probably why there's so much there I'm less familiar with, but I mostly just want a decent 2D interface in Python.

I've had the best luck out of things like AppCelerator and Phonegap, but I've never been thrilled with the performance of either.

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