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Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business: with jQuery Mobile, node.js, and MongoDB by Frank Zammetti

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Chapter     9

Introducing PhoneGap

Now that My Mobile Organizer is complete—that is, both the client app and server-side API are in place—it’s time to talk about mobilizing this application.

That’s where a new piece of technology comes into play: PhoneGap. With this tool, we’ll be able to transfer the app into a native application—more or less—that will run across multiple mobile platforms including Android and iOS.

While it’s entirely possible simply to put the client app on a web server and have people access it with their web browser, that’s not a true native app experience, like many people expect these days. You can’t just go and download your app from the app store on your device—Google Play 1 for Android or the App Store for iOS. That’s ...

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