Originally Posted by absoluthamm
Good idea, but many won't be able to use this in reality. I know at my local casinos, you are not allowed to use cell phones at the tables, if you want to use them, then you have to walk away from the table. That would be pretty tedious to walk away after every other hand to input the tables actions. I like the idea, it's just not practical at any casino I've played at.
Kinda my thoughts as well -- I don't think I've been in a live cardroom that allows use of smartphones/tablets at the table, at least while hands are being dealt. I'd be curious to know how many would allow this.
Originally Posted by Deco
I may do this over summer. I've been taking a module on IPhone development recently and seems a fair bit easier to program with than android does.
I guess it depends on the type of development you're doing, but IMO Android development is typically much easier than iPhone development, unless you're talking about using strictly web technologies and deploying inside a wrapper as a native app.
But if you're talking true native app development (Objective-C vs Java) then I find that Java on the Android is much easier, not only from the language perspective but especially when you consider that Android code can be developed on most any common platform, while iPhone code can only be built on OSX. And I say this as someone who prefers the iPhone platform in just about every other way.
I'm an old-school (25+ years) C/C++/ASM developer with about 10 years of commercial Java experience. If iPhone were strictly C/C++ I'd be much happier developing for it, but the Smalltalk semantics in ObjC annoy me greatly. You can use straight C/C++ for backend code, but anything UI related must be ObjC because of Cocoa. I'd prefer Java any day, and wish like hell that Apple would allow a true JVM on a non-jailbroken iPhone. Or at least straight C/C++ bindings with a C++ framework to Cocoa so that I don't have to use ObjC at all.
That said, I otherwise prefer the iPhone platform to Android, so I have to just suck it up.