PhoneGap: One App and All The Platforms!

April 28, 2015

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How does it sound “one app and all the platforms”.  Well, to make it more clear, how would you feel if you get the chance to use the same application on different platforms. Yes, you heard it right. If you are still confused about which platform to prioritize from iOS, Android and Windows to use the app, then the time has come to come out of this confusion and make your application work on all these listed platforms. Surprised? You don’t need to be because the new age mobile app technology, PhoneGap is all set to create waves with its hi-tech functionality and unique features.

With just zero additional costs, PhoneGap lets you have all the native apps on the most popular platforms. Since developing a multi-platform application is more of a necessity than a requirement in today’s fast advancing app industry, so this technology is that ace platform that lets you build an application and allows it to run seamlessly on Android, iOS devices and series of other major platforms.

Now, let’s take a closer look at PhoneGap, It is an open source framework which is used for quick building of cross-platform mobile applications using HTML5, Javascript and CSS. Be it iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile or any other platform that requires different frameworks and languages, PhoneGap easily allows you to build applications for each of them. It uses standards-based web technologies for connecting web applications and mobile devices. Their evolution is future-proof and they will work with browsers in the upcoming times.

A Glance At Its Various Plus Points That Have Made It Popular

• Allows One App To Be Deployed Across Various Platforms:

Usually developing a separate app for each platform is a bit daunting task and cost a lot of time and money, but with PhoneGap, your app can be accessed through multiple platforms and that too at negligible costs.

• PhoneGap is Web-Based:

Being a web-based technology, PhoneGap is affordable and in stores pretty exciting development possibilities for all the tech-freaks. So, if you are looking for something simple and interesting, use this technology and get to know it better.

• Saves Development Time:

PhoneGap helps in saving the development time because of its integration with different libraries, which eases the enhancement of the application’s functionality. It serves the developers with the common codebase for all their app code. Besides this, it can also access native features like device’s storage, geolocation, contacts and camera. So, all these things save a lot of development time.

• Functionality Extension and Ease of Use:

The best part about this technology is that it supports a plug-in architecture model, which helps the developer to extend the application functionality in a modular way. Also, another great thing about PhoneGap is that you can easily distribute and market the application at the app store.

There are some limitations also that can’t be ignored. So it’s you who has to decide what you actually want.

1) While working for native apps inefficiencies can arise

2) PhoneGap does not support all the functionality

3) It’s free for the first time only and then charges you on a monthly basis, which can be misleading

People! PhoneGap Technology has already portrayed its unique features. No doubt it has certain limitations too, but the bunch of its positives is more than those negatives. So just implement it to witness great results. Get! Set! and Go! to experience the new tech wave now.

Ranjit Singh Ranjit Singh is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at RV Technologies. In the past 10+ years, he has focused on helping clients to expand their business through the best digital solutions. Leading a team of 100+ employees, he knows how to implement the best market practices to transform a client’s business growth and help him achieve dedicated goals.

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