I have a succesfull Facebook poker game that is running very nicely. I was asked if I can port my game to other platforms - mainly mobile devices (phones as well as tablets, would tablets need a separate version)?
I am currently a PHP programmer (and game designer) and I simply don't have the time to learn Android or other languages - so I have decided to pay third parties to port the game for me (if possible).
- Which programming language is needed for the following four devices - Android phone, iPhone, iPad and tablets?
- Can they all run off a central SQL database? If no then I don't think I'm interested.
- Do any of these run Flash?
- Have I covered all my main bases here?
For example is programming for an Android phone that much different from programming for an Andorid tablet? They will have slightly different graphics (because the tablet has a greater screen area might as well use it) but does either version need to be developed separately, from scratch?
Same goes for iPhone/iPad, do they really need to be programmed separately if the only difference is the graphics?