Building Android Apps With Phonegap

Phonegap is a framework for building cross-platform mobile apps using web technologies such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript. It’s based on Apache Cordova, a free and open source framework. So, if you build your next mobile app using phonegap, you can easily deploy it to various mobile platforms. It supports a number of devices including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and so on.

Install phonegap in ubuntu 14.04 , by pressing CTRL+ALT+T keys simultaneously.

1.) Add the Node.js ppa, and install the nodejs package. (At the time of writing you will download 10.25 from the ppa)

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nodejs

Installing Node.js will give you the npm command needed to install PhoneGap, now that you have the npm command available you  can install PhoneGap through the npm command (may need sudo/root access)

$ npm install -g phonegap

2.) Add the Android ADT bundle

Download Link : https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html?utm_source=weibolife

Extract the ADT bundle into your home folder

– With the Download complete, extract the contents to a folder of your choice
– Once extracted, rename the folder to android-sdk
– Within that this file is decompressed two folders Eclipse and SDK
– The Eclipse is the IDE for development android
– the SDK is the Android development kit

3.)Now downloaded and extracted the files, time to install other things, first let the java7

Open the terminal and make the installation of Java7

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: webupd8team / java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

done that, we set the java7 as default

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-set-default

4.)Installed Java, we will install Apache Ant.

sudo apt-get install ant

5.)Install cordova

sudo npm install -g cardova

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Things to Consider When developing a Mobile App

The world is quickly shifting away from the desktop to mobile devices, it is no wonder that every company wants to increase their brand exposure. In the world of mobile app development, you might feel like at some point you’ll overlook something crucial.

1.      Is it really needed?

If the answer is “a mobile app would be attractive” you may have fulfilled a desire, but you haven’t solved a business problem. If your purpose for developing a mobile app is to only increase your brand impressions and grow your potential client list, think again.

2.      Understand your target users

The next step is to understand your target users, their goals and requirements, and the technologies they use. This process includes researching the platforms your users are most likely utilizing, then understanding the user experience. Every device is different, and every user has multiple needs. So accordingly the App has to be destined for its purpose.

3.      Pick a platform

Developing an app is a costly process so naturally, we have to consider the platform suitable for our purpose. We can launch our mobile app on both Android and iOS at the same time with a fully featured native app. In reality, you’ll have to consider which platform to launch on first, and each has their own set of pros and cons. Android is currently the market leader in terms of adoption and retention, but iOS apps are more profitable, so if your strategy is dependent on paid-for apps, then iOS is your best side. Aside from that, there are a number of development points that has to be taken into considerations before choosing a platform.

We must consider the limitations of a carrier’s bandwidth when developing an app with rich media displays; every platform has their own constraints so be aware.

4.      Where Your App Will Be Used

Once you’ve decided to make a native mobile app, you’ll want to consider where your application is most likely going to be used. This is important because where and how an application is used can directly impact how it has to be designed.

For instance, if you have an application that is going to be used while walking around — a geo-location app it’s important to make sure that core app functions are easy to see and access is very important.Mobile Application Development Chennai

Likewise, if your app is an eCommerce one, make sure that the price and the “add to cart” button are large enough so that they can be easily accessed.

5.      What about offline support?

What is your app going to do when there is no internet connection? While some apps don’t require internet access for normal behaviour, some do. Things that might not work while offline include sharing, linking, analytics, and file access/transfer. The app should be compatible to handle online and offline detection and event handling.

6.      Optimize the app to provide value

After launch, gain even better insight into how users are interacting with the app features. This means analyzing screen flows and moving users through conversion funnels to identify where to expand the app and where the value lies. We have find out the exact business point of the App and improvise on it accordingly.

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Mobile App Development – Native vs Phone gap

Its accepted that, the cost of the phone gap development will be less by 20% to 30% in cost when compared with the native development, But following disadvantage are there in the phone gap development.

• UI Quality will not look clearly like native development and communication performance issue with server.

• PhoneGap doesn’t support all built-in phone features.  Because it’s covering multiple platforms, PhoneGap is often one step behind the native platforms when new features are introduced.

• PhoneGap apps look the same in all phone environments.  While they all look and function like a native app, the look is a little more generic—not necessarily like an iPhone app or an Android app. Mobile Application Development

• Poor performance compared to its native counterpart. It’s sluggish. For eg: Buttons don’t respond as quickly as native ones. Often, there are little (or big) UI glitches that make the app feel out of place on iOS. Things sometimes don’t behave as they should in a native app.

• Even though you have lot of plugins, there isn’t for everything. So, If you have to use something which doesn’t have one then you got to build it from scratch. That is going to take a lot of time.

• Different devices support similar functionality not identical, building for all of it is even more money.

• Scalability of the App is not feasible when developed using phone gap.

• Limited Capabilities vs Native.

 

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