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Beginning PhoneGap by Thomas Myer

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Appendix B

Tools for PhoneGap

This appendix lists various tools and frameworks you can use to make mobile application development with PhoneGap more fun and exciting.

APPML

appML (shown in Figure B-1) is an HTML extension specifically designed for web-based apps. It is a merging of jQTouch and iScroll (both of which are described later in this appendix). It is based on jQuery for easy app creation (iOS only) by using tags like tool, carousel, scrollable, sidebar, panel, and page.

FIGURE B-1: appML HTML extension

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For more information, see www.appml.org/.

APPMOBI

appMobi solves various challenges faced by PhoneGap developers. With it, you don’t have to set up native development environments based on Software Development Kits (SDKs). You get more debugging tools, and you don’t have to develop your own web view containers for each supported platform.

For more information, see www.appmobi.com/index.php?q=node/153.

APPMOBI XDK

appMobi XDK is a free development tool that allows you to interactively test, debug, and compile cross-platform HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript apps that use PhoneGap or appMobi device APIs.

For more information, see www.appmobi.com/.

CONVERTIGO MOBILIZER

Convertigo offers a core technology platform called Mobilizer that can create new mobile applications out of any existing web or legacy application in the enterprise. This alleviates the need to rewrite legacy and mainframe ...

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