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Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by etoluw: 5:47pm On Dec 10, 2016
I have been browsing about phonegap lately and it seems to me it is a much easier approach for building apps.(especially for web designers)

is there anyone who can shed more light on it.?
Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by sleepingdemon: 7:46pm On Dec 10, 2016
I've used phonegap for a couple of projects, and I can say some things.
1.) it's a faster approach, but then you pay with application size at the end of the day.
A simple hello world app can take almost 2mb
2.) while it's much easier to target almost all phone platforms, You'll end up paying for it with performance.
3.) however, if it's a very little app you want to build, you can go on it, but for a much larger app, try nativescript, or finally go native.
4.) for applications that need to access some specific things like accelerometer, SQLite, e.t.c lagging comes in, and then you actually feel the difference in performance, as even the end user would feel it.


But in all, for small applications, it's an easy start.

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Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by webdeveloperqx: 8:39am On Dec 11, 2016
etoluw:
I have been browsing about phonegap lately and it seems to me it is a much easier approach for building apps.(especially for web designers)

is there anyone who can shed more light on it.?

i advise you start with cordova, ionic , also if you know angularjs you can check out angularfire.

using cordova, it same as using phonegap but they are not same , explore the plugins available that exposes javascript API of the native device.

i hope this works.
Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by FincoApps(m): 9:07am On Dec 11, 2016
webdeveloperqx:


i advise you start with cordova, ionic , also if you know angularjs you can check out angularfire.

using cordova, it same as using phonegap but they are not same , explore the plugins available that exposes javascript API of the native device.

i hope this works.

Are you aware that ionic is slow on recent Android versions... Like Android 5.xx
Also there is a tap delay of 80ms... looks small but makes a lot of difference

I would recommend Framework 7.... I've used a lot of UI Frameworks and the best under all conditions remains Framework 7

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Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by webdeveloperqx: 5:08pm On Dec 11, 2016
FincoApps:


Are you aware that ionic is slow on recent Android versions... Like Android 5.xx
Also there is a tap delay of 80ms... looks small but makes a lot of difference

I would recommend Framework 7.... I've used a lot of UI Frameworks and the best under all conditions remains Framework 7

hacks are available to remove the tap delay. generally apps built with html,css,javascript mobile apps frameorks can't behave like those build native to the device platform.

happy to read your view.
Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by FincoApps(m): 6:39pm On Dec 11, 2016
webdeveloperqx:


hacks are available to remove the tap delay. generally apps built with html,css,javascript mobile apps frameorks can't behave like those build native to the device platform.

happy to read your view.

I know about the hacks but isn't it better to use a framework you don't need to hack ?

Besides, do you know any other hacks for the animations on highend Android devices.... ? It worked pretty fast on BlackBerry Passport but was so damn slow on Priv... that's why I don't like it
Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by Raypawer(m): 12:58am On Dec 12, 2016
why not consider native app instead of hybrid? if you later change your mind, am available for a cross platform native mobile app using c# and xamarin
Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by Olumyco(m): 10:46am On Dec 12, 2016
sleepingdemon:
I've used phonegap for a couple of projects, and I can say some things.
1.) it's a faster approach, but then you pay with application size at the end of the day.
A simple hello world app can take almost 2mb
2.) while it's much easier to target almost all phone platforms, You'll end up paying for it with performance.
3.) however, if it's a very little app you want to build, you can go on it, but for a much larger app, try nativescript, or finally go native.
4.) for applications that need to access some specific things like accelerometer, SQLite, e.t.c lagging comes in, and then you actually feel the difference in performance, as even the end user would feel it.


But in all, for small applications, it's an easy start.

I disagree with this your statement - "...you pay with application size at the end of the day..... A simple hello world app can take almost 2mb".

Well I don't know where U got that one from. But based on my personal experience..... phonegap apps r very light. If a simple hello world application is up to 2mb. Then there is a problem somewhere.

I just deployed an android cbt app last week and the size is just 369kb...

There is another one (Hymn App) deployed too sometimes ago..... The size is 565kb.

Others who have worked with phonegap/cordova can contribute too.

Then again as regards performance, it is a function of many tins like framework used, algorithm etc.

Things like data binding, templating, Ajax etc helps to improve performance.
Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by Olumyco(m): 11:12am On Dec 12, 2016
FincoApps:


Are you aware that ionic is slow on recent Android versions... Like Android 5.xx
Also there is a tap delay of 80ms... looks small but makes a lot of difference

I would recommend Framework 7.... I've used a lot of UI Frameworks and the best under all conditions remains Framework 7


FincoApps I can say U were the one that helped me out during the mind devastation I suffered in the hand of jquery mobile. After I had toiled day and night with jquery mobile thinking I would be able to achieve my intentions, I discovered all proved abortive. I was in that state until I came across ur Pin Pal app. When I read that U used framework 7 (F 7), I quickly swing into action to download the framework. Chai that framework is a beast. Since then I have been using Framework 7.
The framework is comprehensive. It has its own in-built library for DOM manipulation (DOM 7) and also its own in-built template engine for templating (Template 7).

Dont even know framework 7 is even faster than popular Ionic.

Thank God I came across F 7. I have used jQTouch, jquery mobile even explored AppJS framework a bit but I still give It to F 7.

Thanks FincoApps...

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Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by FincoApps(m): 1:01pm On Dec 12, 2016
Olumyco:



FincoApps I can say U were the one that helped me out during the mind devastation I suffered in the hand of jquery mobile. After I had toiled day and night with jquery mobile thinking I would be able to achieve my intentions, I discovered all proved abortive. I was in that state until I came across ur Pin Pal app. When I read that U used framework 7 (F 7), I quickly swing into action to download the framework. Chai that framework is a beast. Since then I have been using Framework 7.
The framework is comprehensive. It has its own in-built library for DOM manipulation (DOM 7) and also its own in-built template engine for templating (Template 7).

Dont even know framework 7 is even faster than popular Ionic.

Thank God I came across F 7. I have used jQTouch, jquery mobile even explored AppJS framework a bit but I still give It to F 7.

Thanks FincoApps...


You welcome smiley

LOL, JQM is the WORST Ui Framework ever. I started with it at first and it was so bad, for example the touch feedback is not handled correctly, lists are worst.

To me, ionic is soooo over rated. On the other hand F7 is fast on most devices and with very very readable code
Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by Olumyco(m): 2:11pm On Dec 12, 2016
FincoApps:



You welcome smiley

LOL, JQM is the WORST Ui Framework ever. I started with it at first and it was so bad, for example the touch feedback is not handled correctly, lists are worst.

To me, ionic is soooo over rated. On the other hand F7 is fast on most devices and with very very readable code

Yea....
Re: Please Is There Anyone Who Does Phonegap by etoluw: 4:30pm On Dec 12, 2016
Raypawer:
why not consider native app instead of hybrid? if you later change your mind, am available for a cross platform native mobile app using c# and xamarin

i understand that native apps are the best but i dont have the time to start learning a new language.
i just want to work with what i already have (html css javascript)

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