Great news, PhoneGap and Dolphin Browser are teaming up!
Dolphin Browser is one of the most popular browsers on the Android (voted CNET's #2 most popular Android app). It is also the world’s first Gesture and voice enabled (Dolphin Sonar) mobile browser. You can speak to Dolphin and tell it to search, share and navigate the mobile web, all without typing a word. When you say ‘Facebook André Charland’, instead of showing results in google search, it will go directly to Facebook and return all the profiles with the name ‘André Charland’.
Dolphin is also the most capable HTML5 browser on the market. The new Dolphin Engine (beta) makes for the fastest browsing experience around, rendering HTML5 up to 5-10 times faster than the default browser on Android, scoring more than 450 points on HTML5test.com.
The Dolphin team was able to achieve this remarkable accomplishment through extensive canvas improvements, with particular attention given to canvas element, 2D context. In addition, Dolphin Engine made significant GPU accelerated canvas rendering and optimized CPU/GPU parallel computing.
“We’ve done a lot of tuning in Dolphin for HTML5, and we are very excited to partner up with the PhoneGap team and want to support the developers with an even stronger foundation,” said Dolphin marketing head Edith Yeung.
How does it work? 1. All you need to do is to place a copy of cordova.dolphin.js on the web server, in the root folder or other web-accessible location.
This is super cool that a mobile browser can finally implement PhoneGap APIs. Having these PhoneGap optimized on mobile browser has been a goal of PhoneGap team for a while. It is really awesome that Dolphin became the first browser that supports this.
Check out the Wikipedia web app right in Dolphin and our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGxusIgR48M&list=UU8LCMnZ-o4esHwtZT-FR8ig&index=1&feature=plcp
Learn more about how to create a web app compatible with PhoneGap on Dolphin Garage Developer Portal.
Edith Yeung is the head of marketing for Dolphin browser. You can follow her on Twitter at @edithyeung.