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PhoneGap (http://phonegap.com/) is an open source framework for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and Javascript for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Palm webOS, and Symbian WRT (Nokia). PhoneGap is a perfect for transforming a mobile web application to a native application. It is easy to use for web developers. In order to use PhoneGap, a web developer will need to learn how to build using one or more device SDKs and tools, but all the application code can be HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In fact, a developer must be fairly expert in JavaScript to take advantage of this platform. Depending on the perspective of the developer, it is a benefit or a drawback that it provides little in the way of design patterns for mobile applications. It will not help you with an application that works off-line, which means it is possible on Android and iPhone with Webkit’s Web Storage support,1 but not on BlackBerry (as of this writing).

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© 2010 Sarah Allen, Vidal Graupera, Lee Lundrigan

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Allen, S., Graupera, V., Lundrigan, L. (2010). PhoneGap. In: Pro Smartphone Cross-Platform Development. Apress. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-2869-1_8

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