Sep 21 2012
Have you been looking for a way to get in to mobile application development?
Well I have been looking around have been playing with Apache Cordova (aka PhoneGap). OK so why am I liking Cordova? To be honest because the way smarter people I work with here at Telerik looked at the options and decided to build the new not yet released product that I work around it. I have done a buch of looking myself to see if would have come to the conclusion (ok I did this long before coming to work on the product) and I did come to the same conclusion. Why? Well a lot of reasons but a big reason is the community that has grown up around Cordova. I recently attended the PhoneGap Day in Amsterdam and this event reinforced my conclusion.
If you have not looked at Cordova I would suggest you check out the Apache site for it http://incubator.apache.org/cordova and then check out the Getting Started Guides. You will see that while Cordova solves a lot of problems with the cross-platform issue there are still many moving parts (SDKs, platforms and code) that you will need to understand, setup and maintain but it’s better than trying to do native development for the platforms you want to target.
Let me know what you think, have you done some Cordova programming?
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