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How to deploy a Matlab app to iOS and Android?

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daniel hennessy
daniel hennessy on 11 Apr 2013
Commented: ugur arslan on 11 Dec 2020
I'm new to Matlab but I'm working with a developer that has an algo that is written in Matlab. I want to port this application to iOS & Android without having to rewrite the algo in Java , C etc. This application will be packaged with other C code. Will Matlab compiler achieve this purpose? Are there any gotchas with Matlab compiler once it comes time to deploy on iOS and android ? e.g. unsupported functions etc - thanks!

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Bill Chou
Bill Chou on 10 Mar 2017
One option is to use MATLAB Coder, which generates C code from your MATLAB algorithm. You can then integrate the generated C code into your iOS and Android apps. Here’s a webinar and example code that shows this workflow:
A few customers have tried this approach. In particular, Respiri created an Android and iPhone app for their wheeze detection product:

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 11 Apr 2013
The MATLAB Compiler will not do this for you, and that includes Java Builder. You need MCR (MATLAB Component Runtime) which requires MS Windows, Linux, or OS-X to run on.
The closest you can get is MATLAB Mobile

saras on 22 Jul 2016
The following two products will allow you to generate code for mobile devices:

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daniel hennessy
daniel hennessy on 11 Apr 2013
thanks Walter for your prompt and very clear answer. From what I know of MATLAB Mobile I think the round trip time to a remote server will render the app unusable.
From your knowledge, when developers need to rewrite MATLAB code to run on IOS/Android is there a language that lends itself best to this ? i.e. in terms of what similar functions may exist in the target language? Are the options essentially Java, C, ojbective C, C++ - thanks!
Sven Mixer
Sven Mixer on 10 Apr 2014
Thank you very much in such a prompt and clear answer. Now I am sure I've understood it right.
In what means can MATLAB Coder product can be obtained for probation and trial? Can we get Price offer on that?

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