The Ever changing world of Mobile Technology and Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap)

While the consumer world is rapidly shifting to mobile-first delivery of information, with smart phones rapidly becoming the vehicle for doing everything from sending and receiving mail to depositing cheques, the same transition in the business world likely will take years.

Successfully shifting from on-premises delivery of IT services to mobile IT, however, is not limited to solving technical challenges. With the advent of intuitive, fun-to-use applications in the consumer marketplace, employees increasingly expect their business applications to match the user experience of their personal apps. That has led to a rise in demand for IT professionals who understand gamification and how to deliver an intuitive user interface (UI) and good user experience (UX).

Since the start of this millennium, a standard mobile device has gone from being no more than a simple two-way pager to being a mobile phone, GPS navigation device, an embedded web browser and instant messaging client, and a handheld game console. Many experts argue that the future of computer technology rests in mobile computing with wireless networking.

Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) is a popular mobile application development framework originally created by Nitobi. Adobe Systems purchased Nitobi in 2011, rebranded it as PhoneGap, and later released an open source version of the software called Apache Cordova. Apache Cordova enables software programmers to build applications for mobile devices using CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript instead of relying on platform-specific APIs like those in Android, iOS, or Windows Phone.

It enables wrapping up of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript code depending upon the platform of the device. It extends the features of HTML and JavaScript to work with the device. The resulting applications are hybrid, meaning that they are neither truly native mobile application (because all layout rendering is done via Web views instead of the platform’s native UI framework) nor purely Web-based (because they are not just Web apps, but are packaged as apps for distribution and have access to native device APIs). Mixing native and hybrid code snippets has been possible since version 1.9.

We at SpringPeople can make you the expert with our PhoneGap training. While it sounds very optimistic, here’s what you know at the end of the course:

  • Build mobile JavaScript applications using jQuery Mobile
  • Understand the overall architecture of PhoneGap apps and the develop, build, deploy process
  • Work hands on with the tool chain for creating PhoneGap apps for mobile platforms
  • Learn to make smart design plans based on the capabilities of mobile JavaScript
  • Access mobile device hardware, such as cameras, using PhoneGap’s JavaScript APIs
  • Interact with remote services from a PhoneGap app

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