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Mastering PhoneGap Mobile Application Development by Kerri Shotts

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Fitting in with native accessibility features

One issue with hybrid apps has been the difficulty of fitting in with the user's accessibility settings. Both, iOS and Android have numerous settings that provide accessibility assistance. The native SDKs usually respond to these settings nearly by default—that is, native apps can respond to the user's settings almost for free. And where work is necessary on the part of a native app, it's usually just a matter of reading a preference setting and responding accordingly (for example, increasing the font size).

Hybrid apps don't receive these benefits automatically, which means that they often operate in a vacuum where they aren't responding to the user's accessibility settings. This clearly marks the ...

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