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I have been working in asp.net from past 5 years. I have so far liked it. But I am seeing a new boom in the market. And its not all about money. People are going towards iphone developement and android developement. since I have not done developments in both. so was wondering if it is better to stay where and what I am doing or take a risk and should try to learn these technologies and jump with new job. Would my web development background anyhow support this new learning?

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If you think you can learn mobile app development in a short time and 'jump job' easily then I think you might be mistaken. Developing web-apps for mobile platforms may be in theory similar to what you're currently doing but you also need to understand how the platforms work. There's a big difference between developing for 4 inch screens and 20 inch ones. –  MisterSquonk Jan 9 '12 at 3:18
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Whats wrong with learning them on the side? I don't know much about iphone apps, but androids are just using eclipse and android SDK. http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-developers/indigosr1 http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html They are a huge market if you have an idea worth downloading. And they pull an audience to your website if you have one, (so even if its free, you can get them to come look at other things you do/make, great way to advertise)

As for web development background, it would be a good help, I've seen a lot of sites like http://www.appsgeyser.com/ Pop up left a right, which is just using a "mobile web page" to make the app.

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+1 for "Whats wrong with learning them on the side?" –  MisterSquonk Jan 9 '12 at 3:13