PhoneGap

Adobe’s PhoneGap platform enables a developer to create an app that runs on a variety of mobile devices. The developer accomplishes this largely by writing the user interface portion of their application with Web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. PhoneGap’s development tools then bundle the HTML, CSS and JavaScript files into platform-specific deployment packages. PhoneGap supports a wide variety of platforms:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8
  • BlackBerry 5.x+
  • WebOS
  • Symbian
  • Tizen

In the process of learning about PhoneGap, you’ll encounter the name Cordova. In fact, the command-line tool that we’ll use in just a moment to create our PhoneGap project is named Cordova. Simply put, Cordova is the open-source project that is the basis of PhoneGap. Think of it as the engine that drives PhoneGap. In most cases, the names may be used interchangeably.

Course Objective:

  • Understand the basic knowledge of hybrid mobile app development
  • Use Cordova/Phonegap to develop simple mobile applications

1. Introduction

  • What are hybrid apps?
  • Benefits and limitations.Why hybrid apps?
  • Native vs Hybrid Apps

2. Understanding basics

  • How hybrid apps works?
  • What skills are required to develop hybrid apps?
  • Basics on HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript
  • Mobile-specific enhancements (touch interfaces, screen orientation etc).
  • Hybrid application frameworks
  • Learning Resources

3. Setup

  • Preparing the development environment for Android and IOS
  • Know the development tools

4. Application Development

  • Cordova Architecture and project structure
  • Hello world with cordova
  • Understand and implement cordova events and hardware related apis like -
  • Camera,Geolocation,Maps,Contacts,Connection,Notification,Storage etc.
  • Development of hybrid app with frameworks like jquery Mobile, Ionicframework

5. Testing and Deploying

  • Compiling into app
  • Testing and debugging Applications
  • App submission to google play/ appstore

6. Project

  • Create a cordova mobile app

7. Additional/Optional

  • Using Build tools like grunt,gulp for better workflow and app optimization
  • Using phonegap remote build

 

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