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Beginning PhoneGap: Mobile Web Framework for JavaScript and HTML5 by Yogesh Patel, Rohit Ghatol

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Chapter 2

Getting Started with PhoneGap

PhoneGap is a HTML5 application framework that is used to develop native applications through web technologies. This means that developers can develop Smartphone and Tablet applications with their existing knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. With PhoneGap, developers don't have to learn languages like Objective-C for the iPhone.

Applications that are developed using PhoneGap are hybrid applications. These applications are not purely HTML/JavaScript based, nor are they native. Parts of the application, mainly the UI, the application logic, and communication with a server, is based on HTML/JavaScript. The other part of the application that communicates and controls the device (phone or tablet) is based ...

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