What is PhoneGap? PhoneGap, is a Cordova program. It is an open sourceoption for building your app and making it mobile acrossmultiple platforms. What platforms does it target? IOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and more.
How does it work? You simply upload your files with the Adobe PhoneGapBuild cloud service. The program then compiles your code, which cuts downon your development time.
What features can you use in your app? Accelerometer Camera Compass Contacts File Geolocation Media Network Notification(Alert) Notification(Sound) Notification(Vibration) Storage
Is it costly? Because it is open standard, it is FREE!!! You can use this for your mobile applications for personaluse, commercial use, open source, or any combination. You can contribute to Cordova for the PhoneGapprogram though.
Get Started! Simply log into your creative.adobe.com account. If you do not have one, simply sign up for one. It’s free! But ofcourse you can always upgrade for more options andfeatures. Access the PhoneGap Build option through Edge Toolsand Services.
That’s cool, but what do I do now? Simply create your app or program with your html, js, andcss files. Upload them through the PhoneGap Build interface. PhoneGap then generates a QR code for you to accessyour app. You can test it on any Android device hassle free. Appleis a bit different…
Apple is Different? WHAT? To test your app on the Apple IOS platform, you have togo through the development program with them andget a Developer’s Certificate. Once that is set up and the steps completed, you canthen access your app on your Apple device.
Why it’s Cool… It’s cool because it takes the hassle out of yourdevelopment process. (And if you’re like me, that is avery awesome thing. Kudos indeed!) It makes it easy for a fast turnaround on a project. So go ahead, and try something new with PhoneGapBuild today!