An open source framework Phone-Gap is basically used to developing cross platform mobile applications; this multiple mobile app development tool enables developer to create apps for seven giant popular platforms with using latest web technologies. First of all short discussion about why need of cross platform apps development, before developers use only one code for one application and another code for run to same application on different mobile platforms they facing a lot of problem for doing that. This framework gives a perfect solution for developers. Now using cross platform developers write code once and run it over different platform. Developers make cross platform mobile apps using with rho mobile, sencha touch, titanium and Phone Gap development tool these tools are based on HTML5, CSS3, and JAVA script. PhoneGap is originally created by nitobi software and acquired by Adobe in October 2011.
Although the Phonegap development tool are based on latest web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JAVA script to create apps for multiple platform, the user achieve the final product in the binary form. This final product contains IPA file for iOS, APK for Android, and XAP for windows phone etc. The final product could be distributed through their native app eco system just like native apps. These file offers build as a cloud service which enables developers to build and compile mobile apps without using additional software development kit.
Since Phone Gap development tools are based on open web standards enables to developers to not get locked into a proprietary vendor form. The PhoneGap tool also enables web developers using a single code based on latest web technologies to natively target a most popular platform like iOS, Android, Symbian, blackberry etc. PhoneGap does this enabling a foreign function interface to embed web kit on Smartphone.
PhoneGap supportive APIs offers developers to access native operating system features using JAVA script, Developers can get access powerful native features. The APIs are compatible with iPhone 3GS and newer, Android, blackberry OS 5x, blackberry OS 6.0, web OS, Windows 7 or 8, symbian and bada. Developers can also take advantage with using these APIs like PhoneGap JAVA script to native communication mechanism to create custom “native plugins” for use within this apps.
Today cross platform framework gives opportunity for developers to create apps using sencha touch, rho mobile, Tiatnium etc; developers use these tools also for sharing the same goals. Many companies provides cross platform development but mobile pundits provide experts cross platform mobile application services using Titanium, rho mobile, sencha touch and PhoneGap development tools.
Why PhoneGap development so popular?