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PhoneGap - What It Actually Is


A short presentation on PhoneGap from point of view of a person who never dealt with mobile apps development

A short presentation on PhoneGap from point of view of a person who never dealt with mobile apps development

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  • 1. What it actually is by Markiyan Matsekh, Developer @ Eleks Ltd
  • 2. How have I met PhoneGap?
  • 3. What is PhoneGap? (as they say)
  • 4. PhoneGap is an open source framework forquickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript and CSS.
  • 5. Why was it created?
  • 6. “The web solved cross platform”
  • 7. “The ultimate purpose of PhoneGap is to cease to exist”
  • 8. Why do people use it?
  • 9. - No need to deal with Objective C, Java (and other disasters)- Reuse knowledge of web technologies- Write core application logic only once
  • 10. How would you implement it?
  • 11. js <> Objective C js <> Java js <> C# js <> WAT?
  • 12. Architecture
  • 13. Installation
  • 14. PhoneGap is just a framework.All you need to “install” it is a language specific library and piece of js code. Most of the problems arise when dealing with lots of platforms
  • 15. Development
  • 16. 1. Develop in browser2. Apply to mobile3. Fix bugs4. Add device specific features5. Test (on all platforms)
  • 17. Debugging?
  • 18. Deployment
  • 19. AppStore & PhoneGap“If you’re coming from the web, you need to make sure that you give people an iOS app experience, not a web experience.”
  • 20. Now the bad side
  • 21. It’s just not the same as in browser!
  • 22. Can 1 tool handle these?
  • 23. Instead of dealing with Nframeworks you only deal with N+1
  • 24. So what PhoneGap actually is?
  • 25. PhoneGap is a desperate hack for lazy web- developers to avoid building mobile apps the way they’re supposed to.
  • 26. …although it is feasible in some scenarios…
  • 27. So…