Native app development Youd be forgiven for thinking that apps are all there is to mobile web. But actually thats like saying Everest is all there is to mountain climbing. Apps are arguably the most difficult part of mobile web…
Is a mobile app the solution? App functionalityTime and budget Target audience(IT) Resources
Appcelerator Titanium Titanium is an OOJS development platform Provides additional native functionality Styling can be achieved similar to CSS Titanium Studio, Eclipse based editor with intellisence – coding and compiling a breeze Once compiled, JS code is translated into native code
Appcelerator Titanium Advantages: Easier to achieve native UI controls Better performance Support for iOS and Android Disadvantages: License fee negotiation required Proper OO coding is needed No RIM (yet), Symbian or WP7 support
MoSync MoSync is C++ based Covers all 7 mobile platforms Free license under GPL Once compiled, C++ code is translated into native code
PhoneGap Used for HTML5 based web application Inherent functionality for geo-location, camera, accelerometer, notifications, etc Capability of adding custom functionality into the library Great for embedding a mobile website in an app and adding device-specific functionality
PhoneGap Advantages: Easier testing in browser Support for more mobile platforms: iOS, Android, RIM, WebOS, WP7, Symbian, Bada MIT license (free) Disadvantages: Lower UX and performance Poor native support
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