Creating your mobile applications in PhoneGap is fairly straightforward. There are two primary development options. The first is a command line interface (CLI), which involves downloading SDKs for each environment you wish to development applications in, whether iOS, Android, Windows, ect. PhoneGap provides full documentation here on how to setup the CLI and get started with writing and customizing your native applications.
An alternative to approach to setting up the CLI and downloading SDKs is to use PhoneGap Build. This is a cloud-based service that allows uploads of the project files and automates the packaging and compilation process so that you can push out a mobile app in a matter of minutes. PhoneGap Build offers several development options:
The Takeaways on PhoneGap
PhoneGap has been called the Swiss Army Knife for Mobile App Development. The designation is not without warrant. As mobility continues to grow exponentially there are solid reasons why businesses need to develop and deploy applications in as agile and efficient manner as possible. Here are some important takeaways for why PhoneGap can add strong value to your organization’s mobile application development strategy:
We’ve discussed PhoneGap at some length so let’s move on to the next major MADP on the market, Appcelerator. We again want to learn what it is, how it works, and what value proposition it offers for today’s business leaders.