Uses of PhoneGap

PhoneGap is an open source framework, based upon the open source Apache Cordova project, for quickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript, and CSS. Building applications for each device–iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and more–requires different frameworks and languages. PhoneGap solves this by using standards-based web technologies to bridge web applications and mobile devices. By utilizing PhoneGap, developers can develop native mobile applications for any mobile devices by using CSS, JavaScript and HTML without losing the features of a native app. Since PhoneGap apps are standards compliant, they’re future-proofed to work with browsers as they evolve.

Not known to everyone but PhoneGap can add great value to your mobile app project. Here is why:

Cross-Platform Compatibility:

PhoneGap offers the highest level of cross-platform compatibility supporting 8 different mobile app development platforms comprised of iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, WebOS, Symbian, Bada, and Tizen. This means your PhoneGap mobile app development team will have to write a single code curtailing the efforts to program for different platforms separately.

You don’t need additional training for development:

In order to develop an app using phone gap, you don’t need to learn any new programming languages. PhoneGap uses standard languages and technologies (HTML, CSS, JS). So that, you could use the team members who are already good at these technologies. The developer can also use Javascript or other libraries like jQuery, Prototype, Sencha Touch or MooTools to handle the interaction. This will actually save your long period of training.

Accessibility to Native APIs:

PhoneGap equips your mobile app developers with an access to native APIs so your app can make the most of camera, accelerometer, geolocation, contacts, and other native features. In short, it helps to retain the native mobile app experience which is far more superior compared to the web app. 

Awesome for Enterprise Mobile App Development:  

With the prevalence and implementation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in enterprises, mobility management (or EMM) is certainly a challenge. Here PhoneGap mobile app development can ease the situation to an extent allowing developers to code universal apps (that work on all mobile devices) instead of platform-specific apps.  

Allows you to focus on functionality:

Developers would be able to work with the latest version of the native SDKs without keeping up individually with each platform. This helps them to focus on the functionality of the app that they would be developing, and also to save a lot of time that might otherwise be spent on following up the changes in the different platforms. With PhoneGap Build, you could submit your Javascript, CSS, and HTML to the cloud and receive a ready app as well.

Easy and Fast deployment:

The app that you are developing would be deployed to the user much faster, thanks to the time saved on developing using PhoneGap. The mobile app developer could make the best use of existing skills and readily available SDKs to achieve the end result in a reduced amount of time. The PhoneGap Emulator is another handy tool that is used at the testing and debugging stage.




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