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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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    PhoneGap - What It Actually Is PhoneGap - What It Actually Is Presentation Transcript

    • What it actually is by Markiyan Matsekh, Developer @ Eleks Ltd
    • How have I met PhoneGap?
    • What is PhoneGap? (as they say)
    • PhoneGap is an open source framework forquickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript and CSS.
    • Why was it created?
    • “The web solved cross platform”
    • “The ultimate purpose of PhoneGap is to cease to exist”
    • Why do people use it?
    • - No need to deal with Objective C, Java (and other disasters)- Reuse knowledge of web technologies- Write core application logic only once
    • How would you implement it?
    • js <> Objective C js <> Java js <> C# js <> WAT?
    • Architecture
    • Installation
    • 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
    • Development
    • 1. Develop in browser2. Apply to mobile3. Fix bugs4. Add device specific features5. Test (on all platforms)
    • Debugging?
    • Deployment
    • 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.”
    • Now the bad side
    • It’s just not the same as in browser!
    • Can 1 tool handle these?
    • Instead of dealing with Nframeworks you only deal with N+1
    • So what PhoneGap actually is?
    • PhoneGap is a desperate hack for lazy web- developers to avoid building mobile apps the way they’re supposed to.
    • …although it is feasible in some scenarios…
    • So…