Bridge the gap in Mobile Application development with PhoneGapPosted by Lets Nurture
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Today we talk about PhoneGap. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that last time we were talking about using HTML 5 to develop cross platform apps for mobile devices. If not then shame on you. Kidding. You can check it out any time on this link here.
Now Apache Cordova or as you would know it PhoneGap is an application development framework that allows you to build applications for 7 different types of devices by writing only one type of code. The good part is that you do not need to even maintain the native SDKs.
The framework has just recently come out of its beta stage and is a full blown development environment.
You can create programmes for the target operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry 5/6/7, webOS, bada and Symbian. The newest feather in the cap is that you can now create apps for Windows 8 Metro interface as well. Stunned much?
You can work with all the features from accelerometers, cameras, media capture devices, GPS and all the bells and whistles that your device supports.
While this may not be a replacement for native development there is no doubt that this project might be further developed for this specific purpose. Right this will serve as a great option for Rapid Prototyping phase of your software development cycles.
If your needs are simple you should definitely use PhoneGap to build your applications and you will manage to create really fast and lightweight programmes for your devices.