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PhoneGap Essentials

By : Ivan Turkovic
Book Image

PhoneGap Essentials

By: Ivan Turkovic

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Chapter 1. Get up and Running with PhoneGap

PhoneGap has brought a new paradigm to the field of mobile application development since its inception. It has tried to replace the old, fragmented mobile platform development, where each mobile device is developed using different programming languages and software patterns, with simple JavaScript and HTML.

Each new major version has managed to improve the performance and support features that were available only to native devices before. PhoneGap has come so far that most of the basic needs for a mobile application can be achieved with it, without writing a single line of code in the native language.

In this chapter, we will cover the following sections:

  • A brief history

  • What is PhoneGap?

  • Setting up a local development environment

Let's get started with a quick introduction to PhoneGap.