Contents tagged with Mobile

  • Apache Cordova. A new alternative for developing native apps in Win Phone 7

    Apache Cordova is one of those projects that recently caught my attention for developing applications in mobile. This project previously known as PhoneGap was donated by Adobe to the Apache Foundation to be part of a new and attractive open source alternative for developing mobile applications.  If you haven’t heard of it before, it basically provides the required infrastructure to run native applications in different mobile platforms such as IOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7 using an hybrid approach with an embedded browser. There is a thin native layer that provides access to different native features in phone through an standard object model in JavaScript, so the developers can write their applications using HTML 5 and have access to different features through that model. Therefore, the two most important components in this project are the native layer and the JavaScript component model, which are supported across the different platforms.