Cordova has some limitations if you are looking to use it exclusively to build your apps. In this video, Tom Duffy discusses some of Cordova's shortcomings relative to producing published apps.
- [Instructor] So why don't we use Cordova exclusively…outside of the platform-specific tools?…That would certainly alleviate the temptation…to modify the files for a single platform,…breaking the single code-based benefit of Cordova.…There are two obvious reasons beyond what you've seen…already regarding updating your app to the latest…platform-specific settings.…First, Cordova doesn't include any debugging tools.…Yes, you can test your apps using the emulate command…for any supported platform, and use your web development…tools to troubleshoot.…
But what happens when something goes wrong?…That's really not a problem if the problem occurs…on all supported platforms.…In that case, you'll modify the code…in the global www folder, update the platforms…with any changes you made, then test again.…This is the normal workflow for a Cordova app,…and it mirrors the traditional code, test, debug cycle…of any software project, with the extra intermediate step…of updating platforms.…But what happens when your app doesn't work…
- Understanding Cordova's value proposition
- Installing the Cordova CLI
- Accessing mobile device capabilities, including geolocation and data storage
- Using Android Studio and Xcode in conjunction with Cordova
- Creating platform-specific stylings to match native interfaces
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1. Cordova's Value Proposition
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2. Creating the Web App
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