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PhoneGap Beginners Guide (third edition)

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PhoneGap Beginners Guide (third edition)

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
PhoneGap Beginner's Guide Third Edition
Credits
Foreword
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Related Plugin Resources
Index

Chapter 4. Working with Plugins

Using web standards and JavaScript to build a native app may have its limitations, because apps developed using native code can interact deeply with the operating system. But this is only partially true when dealing with PhoneGap apps because its architecture allows developers to extend the framework capabilities with the help of custom plugins.

In this chapter you will:

  • Learn what a PhoneGap plugin is and how to install the plugins in your project

  • Know how to list all the installed plugins and remove unwanted plugins

  • Understand how to manage project plugins and their dependencies using Plugman

  • Discover how to implement the Device API in the project