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PhoneGap By Example by Andrey Kovalenko

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Understanding PhoneGap

Further in this chapter, I will often mention Apache Cordova instead of PhoneGap, and we will use the Cordova command-line interface. This is considered to be more appropriate in the context of the mission of the library.

Let's add some clarity to the difference between these two technologies: Cordova and PhoneGap.

In a few words, PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap can be considered as a shell for Cordova technology and provides great infrastructure for maintenance and distribution.

Cordova/PhoneGap includes native implementation for different mobile platforms. For example, on Android it is implemented with Java, and on iOS it is implemented with Objective-C.

In order to set up the PhoneGap project well, ...

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