Jan 30, 2010

Know HTML & JavaScript? Open source PhoneGap lets you easily create apps for the iPhone and other platforms. (Update: Including the iPad.)

I found what I plan to use to develop my first iPhone app, and since I know HTML and JavaScript, it won't be a chore to get up and running. I'm not sure if it plays well with Apple's iPad.

Update:  PhoneGap CAN be used to develop for the iPad, if the information in the following article from O'Reilly Radar is true!  
Web developers can rule the iPad

PhoneGap. Overview:

 Information from the PhoneGap website:

"PhoneGap is an open source development tool for building fast, easy mobile apps with JavaScript. If you’re a web developer who wants to build mobile applications in HTML and JavaScript while still taking advantage of the core features in the iPhone, Android, Palm, Symbian and Blackberry SDKs, PhoneGap is for you."

"As simple as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Software development is hard work. Device integration should be simple so you can focus on the application you are building instead of authoring complex compatibility layers. PhoneGap aims to solve device integration by web enabling devices native functionality with open standards."

Comment: Why does the video give me the impression that development is still a boy's club?  It looks like no women were involved in the PhoneGap code camp.  This is 2010, not 1985, and I'd expect to see more young women involved in this sort of development.

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