A Basic Guide To Phonegap Application Development

Categories : Android, Article, BlackBerry, iPhone, Mobile Application, Phonegap, Software Development, Windows Mobile

In this app age, where applications play a significant role in everyone’s lives, a lot of people are building up applications each day. The mobile application development industry is soaring high as people are becoming aware of the benefits of building up an app. It helps business owners to reach maximum number of targeted customers which ultimately helps them in expanding their business. With the rising demand of the apps, the number of mobile application development companies is increasing too; especially the ones that deal with the Phone Gap.

Phonegap Application Development

What is it?

For all those people sitting out there who do not know what PhoneGap Application Development is, “The PhoneGap is a free and open source framework for building the cross platform mobile applications.” It is one of the simplest and easiest ways for developers to build applications for mobile technology with the help of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. One of the best things about it is that, it does not rely on platform specific APIs. Phonegap app Development is flexible and saves a lot of time and money of the Phone Gap developer.

A Phone gap app can be built using the technologies that the developers know and love to use like HTML and JavaScript. It can be written using a single codebase for all the platforms; it supports:

  • Apple (iOS)
  • Google (Android)
  • LG (Web OS)
  • Microsoft (windows phone 7 and 8)
  • Nokia (Symbian OS)
  • Tizen
  • Bada
  • Firefox OS
  • Ubuntu Touch

Most APIs are supported in all the phones like

  • Accelerometer
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Geo location
  • Network
  • Notification (alert)
  • Notification (sound)
  • Notification (vibration)
  • Storage

There are a few more APIs that are supported in most phones:

  • Compass
  • File
  • Media

Why Phone Gap over other technologies? The benefits to choose PhoneGap to the Business Owners…

  • With the increasing trends of mobile apps, the number of mobile platforms are also increasing and it will continue rising. If you are a business owner and you want to target a huge audience, it is not advisable for you to develop your business app that works on just one particular platform. It will result into nothing, but reducing the number of possible clients. You must build an app in such a way that it can work on all the platforms; be it iOS, Android or any other; that is exactly where Phone Gap development comes into the picture.

  • Basically, the phone gap app needs to be developed just once and then can be published across multiple mobile platforms reducing all the efforts, time and money that you need to spend on the development. This will let everyone use your application; be it an Android user, iPhone user or any other smart phone owner. Moreover, the app will have the same look and feel on all the mobile platforms.

  • A phone gap app increases your ROI and can be marketed easily and quickly as it can be distributed to all the application stores. In addition to that, it can be promoted through the Search Engine Optimization process as well.

  • As these apps are built using the HTML, CSS and JavaScript, it will be really easy for you to get the changes done by your own team, as it will not require inputs from the experts.

Summarizing, Phone Gap is what you should choose if you want to develop an app for your business in order to showcase your products and services to maximum people. So, it is always a good idea to hire a highly skilled and experienced Phone gap application developer and get your app built soon!

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