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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)

Using PhoneGap Build


PhoneGap Build is one of the major differences between PhoneGap and Cordova. This applies to the PhoneGap command-line interface, which has a built-in support for PhoneGap Build. The PhoneGap command-line is able to build binary applications remotely with the help of PhoneGap Build.

There are various reasons why this is more useful than building them locally. The main reason is that PhoneGap Build has the built-in support for building binary applications only for the following platforms:

  • iOS

  • Android

  • Windows Phone

While there are just three platforms, it is worth mentioning that if you use local PhoneGap, Windows applications can be built only on the Windows computer, iOS applications can be built on Mac OS computers only, and Android can be built on any operating system. While using PhoneGap Build, you can build for all three platforms, no matter which OS you are using.

Another reason for building remotely is faster collaboration, team members and roles can be added to anyone...