Posted by:Ranjani Rao November 28th, 2013

Now with PhoneGap, developers can easily build cross-platform mobile apps. PhoneGap literally bridges the gap between web applications and phone devices. How does it do this? By using standards-based web technologies like JavaScript, CSS and HTML5. Pretty impressive, huh? Oh, and did we mention it’s an open source framework?

Did You Know?

  • More than 400,000 mobile app developers are currently using PhoneGap?
  • PhoneGap has been downloaded over 1 million times so far?
  • Already thousands of PhoneGap apps are available in mobile app stores and directories?
  • PhoneGap (then called Apache Cordova) was contributed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)?
  • PhoneGap was originally created by the Japanese (Nitobi Software)?
  • PhoneGap is now available in its open-source glory coz Adobe bought out Nitobi in 2011?

Want More?

Here’s something extra. If you thought building cross-platform mobile apps using the PhoneGap framework was great, what’ll you say for PhoneGap Build? Imagine being able to build the very same mobile apps in the cloud. That’s what the cloud-based PhoneGap Build does for you. Since it’s been built on top of the PhoneGap framework, most of your work is already done. Plus, given that PhoneGap mobile apps are standards compliant, you don’t have to worry whether they’ll work on future browsers or not. These apps are fully future-proofed!

  • An app written in JavaScript, HTML or CSS can be deployed across mobile devicesphonegap-build-mobile-app-development-tool
  • A PhoneGap app retains its native features even when deployed on multiple devices
  • A PhoneGap app can remotely access business process through various network protocols making it a favorite for enterprise mobile apps

Right now, a PhoneGap app can only build apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. So you dreamers out there, would you embrace a framework that’ll let you code with PHP, ASP, JSF, Java or .NET? Please feel free to leave a comment.

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