I'm making the assumption that you already know what mobile applications are and you know why to support them. If you don't, too bad we don't have the time. Hi, My name is Cameron, I am a web frontend developer who works out of Atlanta, and this is my second DevChatt conference. Today we're going to talk about mobile application development using the PhoneGap framework. We're going to cover a couple of things but segue into questions
I think last year I said HTML5 was going to be big in the mobile spaces – well, I'm sorta right PhoneGap uses HTML5 to give us a foundation upon which we can build these rich mobile applications that we would need to use proprietary languages and toolkits to use Simple rapid iteration and multi-platform support might be a reason companies like IGN, Logitech, Yamaha, and Ribot use PhoneGap for their mobile applications
Basically, PhoneGap is a glorified WebView function. Without this centralized JS library that handles native calls to the device OS, I'd be speaking about the exciting world of FORTRAN Many browsers (older Android phones) benefit from the addition of enhanced HTML5 features
That's good old fashioned Misogyny PhoneGap will not be the stop-gap for a real mobile applications – but it is perfect for rapid application development. We don't need to know new technologies if we use what we already know
Support varies from handset to handset, with Windows Phone 7 being the weakest due to its piss-poor rendering engine (IE7). But there is support Bada is a mobile OS developed by Samsung, but no Bada devices are available in the US nor are there any immediate plans. Samsung seems to be releasing Android-only mobile devices here. MeeGo support is there, but Mike is the only person here who cares about it and Nokia is going in a new direction... PhoneGap does not work with NetFront, which is used on some Sony devices. Future devices (NGP handheld) will use WebKit but may not have a legal SDK.
Mobile browsers...well, is a space in which WebKit has a solid grip (55.51%) over. With the exception of IE7 Mobile on Windows Phone 7, you will be developing with WebKit support in mind This does not mean that WebKit support across mobile devices is universal (see quirksmode). These statistics cover those collected by StatCounter and are not representative of real-world demographs.
MARTA was willing to give me access to the SOAP API that they allow Google and GDOT to access for course planning...after I applied for an IT Services contract. And closed the sources on my app. And agreed to a non-compete clause... They also make all their aggregate data impossible to page scrape. And now they're raising the fares for rail access incrementally by 22%. Fuck MARTA. DC has the best Metro OF ALL TIME
YES! CLASSIC INTERWEBS HUMOR
I also want to thank Medium and the people who worked there for helping put this together. I'm saddened to hear all the bad news, and I wish you all the best.
PhoneGap For fun and science Cameron Kilgore • @thrillgore • ghostfreeman.net