Beginner's Guide to Phonegap

The Beginner’s Guide to Phonegap

Phonegap is a platform that allows you to build mobile apps.

Specifically, you can build hybrid mobile apps that use web technologies, and turn those into a ‘native’ app that can be submitted to the iOS and Android app stores. That means you essentially build a static website with HTML, Javascript, and CSS, and Phonegap can turn that into an app.

It is an incredibly useful and mature platform, and it’s used by almost everyone doing hybrid app development. We use it for our Reactor apps, along with the Ionic Framework.

There’s some confusion around how Phonegap works, and it definitely has it’s quirks. I’m going to explain it in a way beginners can understand in this article.

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