Friday, April 12, 2013

Does phonegap suit your mobile application

Are you confused with the solution of your mobile application?
Are you still not very sure whether phonegap suits your project?

Please answer my following questions. Then you will get your choice by yourself.

Does your mobile application need to be cross-platform?
Phonegap provide a solution for cross-platform apps. It declares that "write once, run everywhere". Because what the phonegap app really be is a website with wrapper, the app can be easily moved to a different mobile platform from a specific one.

Do you have insufficient budget and insufficient time to develop?
You want your application to run on different popular mobile systems. i.e. iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Palm WebOS, Bada and Symbian
1 PhoneGap developer = 7 mobile developers
It's reported that PhoneGap projects cost 1/5 of what are developed in different.

You already have a working website, and you want to let it work on mobile devices?
There will be very few code changes to port a website to mobile, as PhoneGap uses the same technologies as websites: CSS, HTML, JavaScript.

Does you mobile application prefer performance to content.
Phonegap app does not provide strong hardware operation. When it comes to the high-performance apps such as game, phonegap can not be a good choice. However, if what you want is for normal operation such as exhibition for news, getting information, operation of data and so on, phonegap is good enough for you.