In engineering you are literally only relevant until people graduate.
Yup, no good engineering research comes from universities.... Oh, wait
Finally, as for sheer speed (and needs to be at least easier than assembly), C will always win.
Now explain why I would even *want* to use phone apps on my desktop?
Data acquisition apps, displaying data on your PC...
"Indecision is the basis of flexibility" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.