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PhoneGap – migrating iOS applications to Android (Part 1)

April 6th, 2012 admin 2 comments
In this post, I’ll be discussing the steps required to created an Android application using the PhoneGap framework. For those of you who don’t know, PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies. So although we are generating a native Android application (APK file) that can be put on Google Play, the actual views of our application will be made up by web pages, embedded in your native app in a WebView.

PhoneGap promotes the idea of a single code-base (the part containing the html / javascript / stylesheets) where you use the PhoneGap platform to generate native packages for different mobile platforms like iOS, Android, …… There will always be a mobile platform specific part associated with a PhoneGap project, the native part, required to generate the mobile platform specific artifact (Android APK file, iOS IPA file,….)

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