How to Power-pack Your PhoneGap Development Process?

PhoneGap Development- Sencha Touch 2.4

Wish to develop your apps at dirt-cheap prices? Ah…well.

Think PhoneGap!

Additionally, you wish to launch it left, right and center, across all app stores; that is on the iOS, Android, Windows, Amazon Fire OS, Ubuntu, Tizen, Blackberry 10, and what not.

Think PhoneGap Again!

Well, given that PhoneGap is a cross-platform mobile app development tool, entrepreneurs ought to leverage this cool magical tool to make affordable apps that run across platforms.

But then, ain’t there slow loading issues and all that are closely associated with PhoneGap Development process? And, then, there are other complaints as well. Isn’t it? For instance, the features and functionalities of the apps developed on PhoneGap are quite inferior to native apps.

Enter OpenXcell’s seasoned PhoneGap development team who’d help you fight these concerns tooth and nail by employing the latest technological tools; Sencha 2.4(js lib), for instance. This new-age technology helps you develop affordable, app store-ready apps, very similar to native apps, in next to no time

The best thing about the apps developed on Sencha 2.4 is that it could take any native apps head-on, in terms of speed, features and functionalities, thanks to its numerous hardware acceleration techniques. What’s more, it even accords the app with a look and feel of a native app.

So, I repeat, PhoneGap is the technology of choice for entrepreneurs and developers alike who wish to develop cost-effective apps, and at the same time wish to run it across platforms.

Certainly, the platform has been critically acclaimed and is popular worldwide. And, both entrepreneurs and developers have taken to it like fish takes to water.

Dr.Berg- PhoneGap Development using Sencha Touch
Dr.Berg is a health and fitness app developed @ OpenXcell Labs by our PhoneGap developers

Advantage Entrepreneurs

Employs HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3

PhoneGap brings down the project costs dramatically. In fact, companies can fully rely on in-house resources rather than hire resources from the outside. So, if you have in-house resources in the form of HTML, CSS and JavaScript developers, go on and make use of them. No, seriously! Just forget about hiring developers with platform-specific skills such as Objective –C and Java.

Benefits Developers and Business Owners alike

The code is written just once and then you are free to run it anywhere and everywhere. So, this platform not only saves time but helps you wrap it as a native app across various platforms. From the standpoint of developers and business owners this is crucial. For business owners, it means the least amount spent on app development and for developers it means least efforts.

Borrows Smartphone Mainstays

It provides access to an array of smartphone’s hardware features such as an accelerometer, geo-location, media library, network, notification, camera, storage etc. These are the properties of native apps and PhoneGap has borrowed them as well, making the life of business owners comfortable for they don’t have to compromise on User Experience (UX) at all.

Conformity Across Platforms

Before the idea of cross-platform application development came into existence, apps appeared differently on different platforms. For instance, an app developed for an iOS platform not only looked different but even functioned differently than an app developed for the Android platform. PhoneGap eliminates this issue by endowing the app with a uniform look and feel across all platforms.

Advantage Developers

Powerful Backend

PhoneGap comes with a high-end backend system that supports high-speed development. This is indeed a good news for the developers because it reduces development efforts significantly. Plus, it comes with a beginners guide as well, which helps speeds up the development process further.

Open source Nature

The PhoneGap is open source in nature. In other words, it has a growing community of developers who keep adding value to technology via enhancements, tutorials and other contributed plugins that add to the core functionality of PhoneG.

No additional development skills required

Yep, this is one of the best bits of PhoneGap from developer’s standpoint. Given that devs of all shapes and sizes have the basic knowledge of HTML5, Javascript and CSS3, they can work on PhoneGap effortlessly. Developing apps on PhoneGap does not require the developer to learn a new set of languages, or enhance his or her skills.

Sencha Touch – OpenXcell’s Framework of Choice for PhoneGap Development

Sencha Touch is an MVC – based Javascript framework for developing cross-platform mobile web applications. Backed by 50 built-in UI components and native looking themes for all major mobile platforms, Sencha Touch has everything you require to create impressive apps that operate on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and more.

Attractions that make Sencha the Right Choice for PhoneGap Development

Native-Looking themes and UI Widgets

Sencha framework offers native-looking themes for all mobile platforms – be it iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and more. What’s more, it also offers a range of high-performance widgets such as lists, carousals, forms, menus and more designed specifically for mobile apps.

Backend Agnostic Data Package

The Agnostic data package of Sencha Touch separates UI widgets from the data layer. The data package makes client-side collections of data employing highly functional models that’s backed by effective features such as sorting and filtering. The data package is protocol agnostic, and can use data from any backend source.

Flexible Layouts and Automatic Animations

Leveraging HTML5 the developers can easily built and then load applications in a snap across all mobile devices. Turns out that you can switch from landscape to portrait in split seconds. More importantly, the framework automatically brings into motion the best scrolling and animations for each device, promising a great experience everywhere.

Mobile Charting Package

Sencha comes with an assortment of chart types such as line, bar and pie charts that help developers visually represent data.

Gesture-driven animation and interactions

Animations and interactions being gesture-driven, it lets user pinch to zoom, drag to pan and more.

Final Thoughts:

So, if you haven’t thought of PhoneGap Development, all I can tell you is, think about it. That’s not to say that the whole wide world is jumping onto the PhoneGap bandwagon. But then, there’s no coming around the fact that Phonegap grabs a sizeable share in the app market pie and it’s valuable. Do give some serious thought to it, and if interested do get back.

OpenXcell is a market leader in app development and app marketing. So, if in case you are pursuing any serious app development and marketing plans for your organization, OpenXcell will be happy to help. We have the experience and wherewithal to make your app a super-duper success.

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Jini Maxin

Jini Maxin

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