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Phonegap Essentials

By : Ivan Turkovic
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Phonegap Essentials

By: Ivan Turkovic

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)

PhoneGap Build


There are a lot of questions about the difference between PhoneGap and Cordova, and PhoneGap Build is usually the answer. PhoneGap has the built-in support for managing PhoneGap Build directly from the command-line interface while Cordova doesn't. Until the introduction of the command-line interface, building an application for multiple platforms required you to run different development environments at the same time. This has changed a lot with the introduction of the PhoneGap Build in 2012.

PhoneGap Build is a cloud-based answer to the issue of building applications for the various platforms that are not supported on the operating system you use. PhoneGap Build can be used as a cloud compiler that generates applications for every supported platform, though the support for all PhoneGap platforms is limited. In the latest version, it supports only three major platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows.

PhoneGap Build makes it very simple for you to develop applications. You can test...