PhoneGap Credentials @ Neev


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PhoneGap is a mobile development framework that helps build Apps for mobile platforms like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Bada, Symbian, WebOS and Tizen.
The JavaScript team at Neev is well equipped with multiple JavaScript frameworks such as PhoneJS, AngularJS, jQuery among others.
Most of the complexity in creating an application using PhoneGap framework lies in the level of expertise in JavaScript.

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PhoneGap Credentials @ Neev

  1. 1. PhoneGap/Cordova Credentials @ Neev
  2. 2. About Neev Magento Hybris Commerce SaaS Applications Adobe Marketing Cloud Custom Development Key Company Highlights 300+ team with experience in managing offshore, distributed development. Neev Technologies established in Jan ’05 VC Funding in 2009 By Basil Partners Part of Publicis Groupe Hybris and Adobe CQ centers of Excellence Offices at Bangalore, Gurgaon, Pune, Mumbai Member of NASSCOM Mobile Cloud iPhone Android PhoneGap Windows Phone HTML5 Apps Web AWS Rackspace Joyent Heroku Google Cloud Platform Digital Marketing, CRM, Analytics (Omni-Channel) User Interface Design and User Experience Design Performance Consulting Practices Quality Assurance & Testing Outsourced Product Development Click here to know more about us
  3. 3. Comparison between Native and Hybrid (PhoneGap) Apps • The scope of a native App is based upon the device OS and can use all features of the device. • Programmers can control the UI without compromising on aspects like performance, battery drain, etc. • It is easier to create enhancements for native Apps. However, Native Apps can only be developed by highly-skilled developers. • Native Apps can only be built using a specific App development language supported by the device APIs. For e.g.: Objective C for iOS, Java for Android. • Hybrid Apps behave partially like a native App and partially like a web-based App. • Since PhoneGap-based Hybrid development uses web technologies like JavaScript, CSS and HTML and the same App could work cross-platform, the App development cost across multiple mobile OS is lesser than the cost for native App development. • A PhoneGap-based Hybrid App can be built by a web designer with a short learning curve.
  4. 4. What is PhoneGap? • PhoneGap is a mobile development framework that helps build Apps for mobile platforms like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Bada, Symbian,WebOS and Tizen. • It enables building Apps using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 instead of platform-specific languages like ObjectiveC for iOS, Java for Android, etc. • PhoneGap is used by several mobile application platforms like ViziApps, Worklight, Convertigo and AppMobi as the backbone for their mobile client development engine. • It uses HTML5, CSS and JavaScript for handling UI and Logic. Platform Specific native resources can be accessed through the FFI (Foreign Function Interface) feature. • Since UI is rendered via web views instead of UI framework native to mobile platforms and platform native resources are accessed from FFI feature, Apps developed using PhoneGap are Hybrid.
  5. 5. A PhoneGap Build System Source: Metaltoad
  6. 6. Why PhoneGap/Cordova? • PhoneGap is freely available and is OpenSource. • The same code base can be used on multiple platforms. • Provides Mobile Application developers a short learning curve with the help of API documentation. • PhoneGap is best suited for single page Apps. • Suitable for enterprise Apps where features of the application are given more importance than UI.
  7. 7. Why PhoneGap/Cordova? What are the Applications? • Write once, run on multiple platforms • Extend functionality using native plugins • Cloud based build system (Phonegap Build) • Uniform design across platforms using a framework like Bootstrap • Native look and feel available using a framework like steroids.js • Code in javascript for all platforms • Access to all device capabilities.
  8. 8. PhoneGap – Challenges Although PhoneGap framework provides advantages on cost, time and effort, with the current generation of release, it has a few concerns to be addressed yet. • The container layer does not provide sufficient options for developers to measure and optimize the application performance. • PhoneGap framework is not optimized to build graphic intensive user interface. • Compared to iOS and Android, PhoneGap lacks strong document-based support for programmers.
  9. 9. Applications of PhoneGap • PhoneGap framework provides a container that bridges the native APIs with the web-view. • Web-based mobile Apps with minimal dependencies on native device capabilities can be developed easily using PhoneGap framework. • PhoneGap is apt for single page Apps and for enterprise Apps with specific focus on the application features.
  10. 10. Why Neev for PhoneGap? • Most of the complexity in creating an application using PhoneGap framework lies in the level of expertise in JavaScript. • Hence, all concerns related to PhoneGap framework mentioned previously could be subdued only with a well experienced and highly-skilled JavaScript team like the one at Neev. • The JavaScript team at Neev is well equipped with multiple JavaScript frameworks such as PhoneJS, AngularJS, jQuery among others. • The expertise of Neev on frontend technologies such as HTML5 and JavaScript could be well understood from : An Augmented Reality-based remoteless car Motion detection in JS for Gesture-based Interaction
  11. 11. • Full Support for your India Strategy • Complete Life Cycle Support • EDC Planning • EDC Setup and Transition • EDC Steady State Operations • EDC Transfer options •EDC Governance • Advantages • Access to a rich and large pool of IT Skills • Reducing costs and for making them variable • Stretching the day through time-zone benefits: helps in time-to-market; support etc. • As a path to your captive setup Planning EDC Setup & Transition Steady State Ops Transfer Extended Development Center We also adopt a Time & Material model and are flexible to adopt other engagement models as desired by our clients.
  12. 12. Case Study 1: An Advance Survey App for a Client We have implemented an advanced survey app for a client using PhoneGap with the following capabilities: • Encrypted database • Automatic data deletion using Push messages • Fast loading and searches using batch and filters • Photo capture and QR code scanner • Geo-location updates • Metro UI look and feel
  13. 13. Case Study 2 : Mobile forum to raise, discuss & address social issues About the client: A group of social enthusiasts who united to bridge the gap between political leaders and masses using technology to raise concerns across both online and offline mediums. Business Challenge: The client required a mobile application that allowed a user to register on an online system, mobilize people for a cause using his phone’s contact list, volunteer for the group/ cause, publish ideas for social change and also organize offline meet ups for like minded people. Solution: Neev developed a cross platform application using PhoneGap to cater to this need. Groovy on Grails was used in the development. UI/ UX design and server side code were also created as part of the engagement. Social integration allowed the users to connect/ follow their leaders on Facebook and twitter. Google Cloud Messaging for Android and Apple Push Notifications Service for iOS were used for push notifications. Top Features and Challenges: •Invite friends from phone contact list, capture these contact details •Promotions/ Updates from the admin were delivered to mobile handsets •Create offline events/ meet-ups •Discussion forum to raise issues and publish comments
  14. 14. Case Study 3: An HTML5-based Online Classroom with Chat and Streaming Capabilities About the client: Gateforum, a leading player in GATE preparatory market, has a presence in over 45 cities in different parts of India. Gateforum offers coaching for GATE and PSU exams through classroom sessions, correspondence courses and lessons on DVD. Business Challenge: The client required an application that provides students the flexibility to attend online classroom sessions from any place rather than sitting in front of a desktop. The application had to function smoothly on a range of Android devices and tablets and also on different versions of Android. It had to stream video to even low-end devices despite their lower processing power and limited memory capacities. Solution: Neev developed an application, eGate, using streaming server integrations and HTML5 player. Before developing the application, a thorough evaluation was done between native applications and hybrid applications. Standard MVC design patterns were used for AngularJS. Neev also designed and developed the UI for the App. The application has a single code base that can be wrapped on to both iPhone and Android. Top Features and Challenges: •It displays a day-to-day course schedule with date and subject name. •A text-based live chat facility through which students can discuss doubts with professors. •A hybrid application that saves costs for Gateforum. •Streaming videos to low-end devices caused concerns with the bit rate. •Making the application function on devices with flash and also devices without flash.
  15. 15. Case Study 3: An HTML5-based Online Classroom with Chat and Streaming Capabilities Technology Stack: •AngularJS •Json webservices •Android wrapper •HTML5 In the News: • are-for • package-for-exams/article2900480.ece
  16. 16. Case Study 4: A HTML5-based App for Customer Feedback Collection About the client: The client is a startup based in Dubai. It aims to serve the Hotels and Restaurants industry by digitizing the process of obtaining feedback from customers. Business Challenge: The client required an on-the-go solution to realize their vision of digitizing the Customer Feedback process for Hotels and Restaurant industry through which restaurant goers could provide instant feedback. The solution was required to have a light front-end and scalable back-end. It was required to work on all modern day mobile browsers. Solution: Neev’s on-the-go solution was a HTML5-based hybrid Smartphone application. Before the start of the project, an evaluation was carried out on choices available between native and hybrid applications. Automated build deploys. Cucumber scripts were used to automate the testing of the web services. The architecture with JSON and Angular provided a scalable backend. The application consists of a single page web service driven architecture. Neev undertook the full software development lifecycle (SDLC) for the application. Top Features and Challenges: • A complete Angular JS front-end with JQuery mobile.Web services, Continuous Integration. • A platform that helps restaurants and customers (front-end users) provide and manage feedback. Usage of JSON-based REST web services. • Having a single controller for all the 3 sub-applications – a dashboard app, tablet app and mobile app.
  17. 17. Case Study 4: A HTML5-based App for Customer Feedback Collection Technology Stack: • Angular JS • JQuery mobile • ROR • MySQL
  18. 18. The Neev Edge • End-to-end consultative approach for software solutions through needs assessment, process consulting and strategic advice. • Internal QMS are ISO 9001-2008 certified and CMM level 3 compliant. • Continuous process and service level improvements through deployment of best-of-breed processes and technologies. • International Standards and best practices on Project Management including PMI, ISO and Prince-2. • Proven EDC Model of delivery to provide predictable results. • Scrum based Agile development methodology.
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