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KnockoutJS Blueprints

By : Carlo Russo
Book Image

KnockoutJS Blueprints

By: Carlo Russo

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (12 chapters)
KnockoutJS Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Understanding hybrid mobile applications

Every time you want to build a mobile application you can choose between three kinds of development options:

  • Native

  • Pure HTML 5

  • Hybrid

Each of them has pros and cons and you can find many comparative tables on the Web.

The main reason we are going to create a hybrid application instead of a pure HTML 5 application is that we want to access device features (such as contacts and calendars) and we cannot do it with a pure HTML 5 mobile application.


You can search for hybrid mobile application on Google to get all the explanation you need; I'll not cover more here because it's really out of topic.

The most popular frameworks to realize hybrid mobile applications are:

If you are a BackboneJS developer you should choose Titanium, because they integrate really well using Alloy.

Otherwise you should go to PhoneGap.

There are many different popular frameworks used with PhoneGap...