PhoneGap is an open-source framework for quickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML and JS. It is used for building something called hybrid apps which are a mix between native smartphone apps and web apps.
Building an app for all famous smartphone platform - iOS, Android, Windows Mobile etc requires different frameworks and languages. This increases the cost of development and also the effort involved in maintaing an app. PhoneGap solves this by using web technologies to build mobile apps. While PhoneGap works great for simple apps, native apps are still the required for complex apps that need more control over devices which hybrid apps do not provide.
At NewGenApps, we develop all sorts of apps including cross-platform hybrid apps using frameworks like PhoneGap, Titanium. We understand it might be a bit overwhelming for a developer to get started with these platforms. Here's a small Tutorial explaining how to build a simple Phonegap app.
Developing a Sample Application using Phonegap for iOS Platform
Drag the bin folder (located in the permanent folder location of Cordova, from the "Install CordovaLib" section above) to the Terminal.app icon in your Dock, it should launch a new Terminal window
Type in ./create <project_folder_path> <package_name> <project_name> then press "Enter"
<project_folder_path> is the path to your new Cordova iOS project (it must be empty if it exists)
<package_name> is the package name, following reverse-domain style convention
<project_name> is the project name
Locate your new project folder that you just created
Launch the .xcodeproj file in the folder
The project will look like this :
3. Writing Code :