Should I learn Native Android and IOS development first before Fuse or can it stand-alone?

So far, I have few to none knowledge in Android and iOS development. I am planning to develop an application (that is supposed to be cross-platform between Android and iOS) and bumped into Fuse. I fell for this as this seems to be suited for my needs as much as it supports convenient interface designing and seems easy to develop with. However, having no knowledge in mobile development yet, can I study Fuse directly without going through Native development and be able develop an app from Fuse itself?

I am actually excited for this. Thanks!

You can indeed start with Fuse, we have plenty of people in our community that have little to no developer experience, and others with experience from web development who find Fuse very easy to work with.

I won’t lie though: there are indeed cases where native development experience will be of great benefit, but you shouldn’t embark on learning both Java for Android and Objective-C/Swift for iOS before you start with Fuse. If you do, chances are you’ll end up spending all your time learning things you might need, and no time actually building your app. :slight_smile:

I believe it to be so. I was watching videos online regarding development with Fuse and your presentation in SDC 2016 made me amazed and so much more excited - literally, it’s so easy!

Thanks for the great tip as well :slight_smile:

It also depends on the kind of app you are making.
If your app is separate from the system (for example an online gallery app), then it is easy to do with Fuse.
However, if your app depends on system functions (like making a keyboard, device NFC, using the opengl context etc then you should understand the native functions.