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Developing Great Apps with Apache Cordova Developing Great Apps with Apache Cordova Presentation Transcript

  • OPENSHIFT Workshop PRESENTED BY Shekhar Gulati Developing Great Apps with PhoneGap / Apache Cordova
  • l  Apache  Cordova  Introduc1on   l  Follow  Apache  Cordova  workshop  tutorial     l  h"ps://github.com/shekhargula5/cordova-­‐workshop   AGENDA
  • Modern  Web  Applica5on  
  • Apache  Cordova   •  Free,  open-­‐source  framework  for  building  cross-­‐pla>orm   na1ve  applica1ons  using  HTML5.   •  Combines  na1ve  and  web  applica1on  technologies  to  provide   a  simple  way  to  build  cross  pla>orm  applica1ons.  This  is  also   called  Hybrid  applica1on.   •  Extensible.  You  can  write  plugins  for  func1onali1es  not   available  in  Cordova.  
  • Timeline   •  Nitobi  developed  Mobile  development  framework  called   PhoneGap   •  Adobe  acquired  Nitobi(company  behind  PhoneGap)  in  October   2011   •  Adobe  contributed  PhoneGap  to  Apache     •  Open  source  version  is  called  Apache  Cordova   •  PhoneGap  is  Adobe  implementa1on  of  open  source  Apache   Cordova.  
  • PhoneGap  vs  Apache  Cordova   •  PhoneGap  is  an  implementa1on  of  Cordova.  It   is  also  open  source   •  Tightly  integrates  with  Adobe  product   •  Adobe  will  offer  paid  services  on  top  of  open   source  project   •  PhoneGap  also  has  different  command-­‐line   tool  
  • What  Apache  Cordova  is  Not?   •  It  is  not  a  framework  that  provides  you  CSS  and  JavaScript   libraries  required  to  design  your  applica1on.   •  As  a  web/mobile  developer  you  have  to  decide  your  stack.   Anything  a  developer  can  do  in  web  app  hosted  on  server  can   also  be  done  in  Cordova.  Possible  combina1ons   •  HTML  5  +  jQuery  +  jQuery  Mobile   •  HTML  5  +  jQuery  +  Backbone  +  Twi[er  Bootstrap   •  HTML  5  +  jQuery  +  Backbone  +  Topcoat   •  HTML  5  +  Sencha  touch   •  ….  
  • Why  not  only  use  HTML  5?   •  Access  to  na1ve  capabili1es  above  and  beyond  available  in   browser.   •  Many  mobile  applica1ons  need  to  do  more  than  HTML.  You   need  access  to  device  APIs  like  contacts,  camera,  etc.  
  • Cordova  components   •  Pla>orm  specific  na1ve  applica1on  container.  The  container   renders  the  HTML  5  applica1on  on  the  device.   •  JavaScript  API  to  access  na1ve  device  capabili1es   •  Tools  to  manage  the  process  of  applica1on  crea1on,  plugins,   build  the  applica1ons,  tes1ng  on  emulators  and  real  devices.  
  • Cordova  Applica5on  Anatomy  
  • PlaIorm  Support  
  • Who’s  using  it  
  • Workshop  Time       Download  h"p://bit.ly/cordova-­‐workshop    
  • QUESTIONS?
  • DONE!