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at 02:58pm on 27/03/2017
I've made an android app (for work). Not totally from scratch, it was a "take a large existing java codebase and see if we can run it on android" job. I avoid IDEs whenever possible (and like using my regular text editor) I can confirm that while it is possible to go this path and make a fully working app, writing a lot of build and style xml files manually is a real pain.
Java is not scary. If you know C++, you can on the whole write java as if it were C++, but without needing to think about memory management. The boiler-plating frequently seen in Java code is a style choice in almost all cases, and I choose not to write Java in that way.
It's also possible to compile C for both android and iOS and run natively, should that work for you.
On more warning - my experience in developing for iOS is that the code needs constant maintenance - the APIs are constantly being changed and broken, and they won't let you release anything unless it's built with the most up to date API.
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