Chris Griffith clears up the confusion between Apache Cordova and Adobe Phonegap. He outlines the history of the project. Understand how Cordova and Phonegap are built using native webviews and plugins to create hybrid mobile applications.
In 2011, Adobe bought Nitobi, and the PhoneGap framework was donated to the Apache Foundation. The project was eventually renamed Cordova which is actually the street address of Nitobi's office. Since there is both Apache Cordova and Adobe PhoneGap, it is quite easy to become confused between the names. A good way to try to understand the two projects is to think how Apple has its Safari browser but it's based on the open source WebKit engine. In the end, there is little difference between the two efforts at this time.
In this course, Chris Griffith introduces the PhoneGap ecosystem and the basics of PhoneGap Build. He shows how to set up an account for development and create, configure, and compile your first project with PhoneGap Build. Once you've mastered these fundamentals, Chris shows how to extend your app plugins, debug your app, and then prep it for release in the App Store, Google Play store, or Windows Store.
- What is PhoneGap Build?
- Setting up for Android or iOS development
- Creating a PhoneGap Build project
- Exploring the HTML structure of the app
- Defining build platforms and parameters
- Adding icons and splash screens
- Building the app via a ZIP file or GitHub
- Extending an app with plugins
- Debugging a PhoneGap Build app
- Preparing for release