Mobile, tablets and many such easy-to-carry devices have started a new revolution in the field of software engineering. Since every single person on earth has got a mobile or any such handheld device that they use it to their maximum and it is also convenient to use the easy to carry devices anywhere, anytime.

There are a lot of operating systems like Android, IOS, Blackberry, and Windows in the market and has got its own user base. To develop a single app for different mobile operating system is really tedious job as each of these provides their own set of tools and environments to develop apps and keeping its look, feel, and functionality identical on all platforms is a huge challenge. PhoneGap may be seen as a solution to these problems.

PhoneGap is a software development framework developed by Adobe System that allows the developers to develop their mobile applications using standard web APIs for all major mobile operating systems. It is open-source and free.

To use PhoneGap the developer should have knowledge of web-development languages like, HTML, CSS, and JScript!

Knowledge of native mobile programming language is just an added advantage and not mandatory. The developer needs to think only about the UI, business logic and communicating with the server which can be done by the web-development knowledge while communicating with the mobile platform is bridged by PhoneGap. PhoneGap also takes care of the look and feel of the app based on the operating system and porting the single developed code among various mobile operating systems. PhoneGap also provides access to the inbuilt features of the mobile devices like Camera, GPS, device information etc. PhoneGap also supports with huge plug-in library which will help the developer to access the inbuilt feature of a phone or to access cloud services.

The applications that are developed by PhoneGap are hybrid applications.

PhoneGap allows its users to upload the data contents on website and it automatically converts it to various App files!

So the developer would feed his code in HTML, JavaScript and CSS and the output would be binary application archive that can be distributed through standard application ecosystems i.e. the various application stores like iTunes, Play Store, Blackberry app, Amazon Market etc. Hence the web logic input shall be generated as an IPA files (IOS application archive), APK file (Android package) or a XAP file (Windows package).

What is PhoneGap – Technology? Facilitator? Enabler?


 

Mobile, tablets and many such easy-to-carry devices have started a new revolution in the field of software engineering. Since every single person on earth has got a mobile or any such handheld device that they use it to their maximum and it is also convenient to use the easy to carry devices anywhere, anytime.

There are a lot of operating systems like Android, IOS, Blackberry, and Windows in the market and has got its own user base. To develop a single app for different mobile operating system is really tedious job as each of these provides their own set of tools and environments to develop apps and keeping its look, feel, and functionality identical on all platforms is a huge challenge. PhoneGap may be seen as a solution to these problems.

PhoneGap is a software development framework developed by Adobe System that allows the developers to develop their mobile applications using standard web APIs for all major mobile operating systems. It is open-source and free.

To use PhoneGap the developer should have knowledge of web-development languages like, HTML, CSS, and JScript!

Knowledge of native mobile programming language is just an added advantage and not mandatory. The developer needs to think only about the UI, business logic and communicating with the server which can be done by the web-development knowledge while communicating with the mobile platform is bridged by PhoneGap. PhoneGap also takes care of the look and feel of the app based on the operating system and porting the single developed code among various mobile operating systems. PhoneGap also provides access to the inbuilt features of the mobile devices like Camera, GPS, device information etc. PhoneGap also supports with huge plug-in library which will help the developer to access the inbuilt feature of a phone or to access cloud services.

The applications that are developed by PhoneGap are hybrid applications.

PhoneGap allows its users to upload the data contents on website and it automatically converts it to various App files!

So the developer would feed his code in HTML, JavaScript and CSS and the output would be binary application archive that can be distributed through standard application ecosystems i.e. the various application stores like iTunes, Play Store, Blackberry app, Amazon Market etc. Hence the web logic input shall be generated as an IPA files (IOS application archive), APK file (Android package) or a XAP file (Windows package).

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