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PhoneGap 4 Mobile Application Development Cookbook by Zainul Setyo Pamungkas

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Chapter 11. Extending PhoneGap with Plugins

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Extending your Cordova Android application with a native plugin
  • Extending your Cordova iOS application with a native plugin
  • The plugin repository

Introduction

Along with providing developers with an incredibly easy yet powerful way to build native mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the PhoneGap framework also gives us the ability to further extend the functionality by creating native plugins that can interact in more detail with device features and functions that are not already exposed through the existing Cordova plugin API.

By creating native plugins, we can enhance the already vast list of methods available through the plugin API, ...

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